Meshing a sound that could be described as “exotic hard bop,” the intersecting personal and artistic friendships with members of TV on the Radio and Digable Planets gave them association and tutelage from a rich tradition of musical renegades. King Britt (producer, DJ extraordinaire and original Digable Planets DJ) decided that it wasn’t enough for industry peers to be in a frenzy over Power Douglas: the masses needed to be exposed to them as well. Now signed to his FiveSixMedia label, the personal lives of the members of Power Douglas are mashed up, shrouded, and sacrificed on behalf of their full-length opus, Pentecostal Fangbread.
The ‘Pentecostal Fangbread’ LP is a paranormal judicial conduit of man’s condition. Both featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, “RVRSR” is an amalgam of chanting, tribal drumming and ambient chiming, while “Guillotine Mogul Wound” is a psychedelic punk poetry masterpiece over hip hop breaks. Co-written with Aku of Dragons of Zynth and Tunde Adebimpe of TVOTR, “Pangea” combines heavy, rock distorted bass guitar lines, vocals with the urgency of a fire alarm and a whirling dervish of jet engine sonics. Please disregard any familiar notions one may attach to a new band and just dive into the Power Douglas sound.