Lushlife (feat. dälek and Irreversible Entanglements), 'Dépaysement' : #NowPlayingThe fiery nine-minute avant-garde epic ushers us past the limits of our comfort zone, taking us on a journey far beyond convention.
As we near the year's end, #NowPlaying recommends songs that slipped through the cracks, but remain in our headphones.
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According to the Collins Dictionary, dépaysement refers to "the feeling of disorientation that occurs when you find yourself in a country that is not your home." Rapper and producer Lushlife — along with dälek — captures this feeling by constructing waves of surrealistic bars over a dreamy boom-bap beat. A chopped up children's choir sample adds to the song's ethereality, but when free-jazz titans Irreversible Entanglements are added to the mix, "Dépaysement" explodes into a fiery nine-minute avant-garde epic. By tapping into the adventurous spirit of free improvisation, "Dépaysement" ushers us past the limits of our comfort zone, taking us on a journey far beyond convention.