DOTW: Shackleton, International Fires

Photo by Lars Borges

No one else sounds like Shackleton. Sure, there were artists who may have presaged his sound or producers who cling to his coattails, but the man and his music are entirely singular. That’s why listening to Fabric 55, composed entirely of his own work, was like stepping into an alien planet where every living thing breathes his music. One of several new pieces to appear in the mix was “International Fires,” a track whose punishing sub-bass, swirling congas, vocal stabs and seemingly languid pacing could have easily been a part of his Perlon 3XLP, Three EPs. Both a compelling appetizer for the full mix and a solid track on its own, “International Fires” is one of the few haunting pieces of media you’ll want to keep playing. Thanks to Shackleton and Fabric for making this available for free.

Download: Shackleton, “International Fires”

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husain  on January 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

link broken :~(

littlewhiteearbuds  on January 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

The link was broken earlier this morning but it should be working fine now.

Ahoyskin  on January 14, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Much obliged! Now if I could get my grubby mitts on a copy of “Paper Throne” from Superlongevity 5. The vinyl is too hefty in price and the cd version is continually mixed.

Blaktony  on January 15, 2011 at 10:06 PM

This is one interesting dude(been checkin’ him out 4 a while)….I appreciated his originally & this track goes some where, not the same old boring shit i hear a lot these days. Thanx 4 the DL & thanx 2 Shackelton 4 being so brave.

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