“Everything X Alright: The Adventures of Tshizimba in Space”

Dec 2, 2015 | Tshizimba

I’m a sucker for cinematic music. No, not scores, but bodies of work that tell a story, like it could be the soundtrack to a whole movie. “Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem”, created around Daft Punk’s Discovery, and World War Free Now! by our very own Narcy, Tshizimba is well on his way to being next in line with his EP Everything X Alright

As spacey as Everything X Alright is, Tshizimba notes that “it’s important that we as [Black] people see ourselves in our own narratives and be the masters of our own imagination, especially since we’re often excluded from mainstream sci-fi” and that the umbrella of afrofuturism needs to be celebrated, along with “any other aspect of blackness we find that truly embraces our being.”

Everything X Alright is Tshizimba’s soundtrack for travelling through space; an “allegory for me navigating life and trying to figure shit out” while bridging science fiction, video games, and hip-hop. The tape manages to encompass a cinematic experience in a solely auditory project, a sound that is more of a carefully curated score to a homemade extravagant sci-fi film than a beat tape aimlessly thrown together. Opening to what sounds like a late 90s anime series, each track has a few layers defined with beat changes, similar to what Earl Sweatshirt did on “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.” [Read More on Artistic Manifesto]

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Posted by Mags on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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