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Chaos Theories

by The Souljazz Orchestra

The Souljazz Orchestra hits harder than ever on 'Chaos Theories', a fierce mix of tropical groove, future soul, and free jazz improv, all taken on with a bit of a post-punk approach, and supporting an uncompromising lyrical vision for our troubled times.
Genre: World: Afro-Pop
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1. Charlie Foxtrot
4:10 album only
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2. Police the Police
3:48 album only
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3. House of Cards
5:10 album only
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4. Boat Rockers
4:47 album only
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5. Sky High
4:20 album only
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6. War Games
4:03 album only
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7. General Strike
4:24 album only
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8. Slumlord
5:29 album only
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9. Well Runs Dry
8:36 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Souljazz Orchestra returns with a brand new studio album for our troubled times, Chaos Theories. Always known for its uncompromising social and political messages, the Canadian collective hits harder than ever on these nine new tracks, outing the hypocrisy of modern day politics, abuses of power by law enforcement, and the everyday struggle of the working man. The band continues to evolve its sound as well, drawing on a broad palette, from its trademark Latin, Afro and Caribbean styles to some of the cross-pollinated UK sounds of the early '80s, the era of The Clash, The Police, 2-Tone and frontline reggae. "We were basically messing around with the idea of creating our own flavour of Afro-punk", mentions composer Pierre Chrétien, "something with the fierce, in-your-face energy of punk rock or free jazz, but still backed by the soulful, hypnotic grooves of tropical music."

The album takes the listener from carefully targeted sonic missiles to more reflective thought-provoking moments. 'Police The Police' starts the offensive, exposing the problem of police violence in North America from a personal standpoint; 'House Of Cards' then takes a thinly veiled swipe at the current US administration on an infectious disco groove; 'Boat Rockers' challenges us all to look beyond accepted norms and 'General Strike' documents the frustrations of the working class as the economic gap gets increasingly wider; 'Slumlord' shines the spotlight on dodgy landlords while the brilliant closer 'Well Runs Dry' laments modern day living, with its confused pace and mundane obsessions, and incites us to seize the day while we still can.

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