Gaika
War Island OST
Spectacular Empire
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2022
LP
21.99/24.99
TSE1LP
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Tracklist
1Intro
2Southland Bezel
3Omens
4Small Skies
5Gladius
6Pinky Gem Familia
7Voicest
8Crookz & Moet
9Zatoichi
10Eternal Tears
11The Circle
12Q Et
13Trim (outro) (outro)

»War island OST« is the soundtrack to this complex and wide ranging anthology of artwork by the multidisciplinary artist Gaika. It is a concept piece to be released as an international collaboration between Gaika's own label TSE, NAAFI from Mexico City and, SVBKVLT from Shanghai.

Gone are the dancehall inflections and infectious rhythms of his Caribbean heritage. Instead the focus is on London in 2022, a sprawling megacity city he poetically deconstructs with dense southside storytelling. The lyrics are set against futuristic urban production.

The results are cinematic salvos from the global underground that demand investigation.

The soundtrack was installed at the ICA in London as a part room-sized audio visual environment and will be released with a limited edition album & artbook on April 29th 2022. At the time of increasing British isolation and political failure, Gaika, the perennial internationalist, has turned the focus of his analytical lyrical approach directly to the place of his birth.