Kool Keith & Thetan prep collab LP ft. mems of GWAR, Three 6 Mafia, more (stream a track)
The insanely prolific and insanely long-running underground rap legend Kool Keith is back once again. Last year, he put out a collaborative single with Nashville powerviolence duo Thetan and promised a full-length album with them was on the way too. That album is now confirmed. It's called Space Goretex and it comes out April 10 via Anti-Corporate Music (pre-order). It's also got some exciting guest appearances (and multiple Kool Keith alter-egos)...
Highlighting the artist’s singular lyrical attack, Space Goretex is the first album combining all of KOOL KEITH’s primary personas – Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom and Black Elvis. The instrumentation is primarily comprised of bass, drums, theremin, and synth, performed by THETAN’s Chad L’Plattenier and Dan Emery. The album also includes some special guest appearances, including Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia) who performs as Officer Lola. Casey Orr (Gwar, X-Cops) appears as his X-Cops character Sheriff Tubb Tucker, marking the first time he has recorded anything as this character since 1996. Blag Dahlia from the Dwarves provides a monologue alongside Ashley Mae of Lost Dog Street Band and DJ Black Cat Sylvester, inventor of the Synth-Table. Blowfly’s right-hand man Uncle Tom Bowker also makes an appearance.
We're premiering lead single "Hallucinations," which finds Keith delivering his usual psychedelic outer-space tongue-twisterrs, while Thetan provide a backdrop that strikes a balance between metal and hip hop without sounding like "rap metal." In Keith's own words, "This is gonna definitely be a fan fav on the album. My lyrics crazy but the track is hypnotic." Listen and watch a teaser video for the album below.
1. Spasm In The Chasm
3. Let's Take A Trip
4. Roadside Blowout (Feat. Gangsta Boo)
5. Nite Heist
7. Prelude To The Robot
8. Robots On The Automators
9. Complicated Trip
10. Bad Dreams
11. Accolades (Feat. Blag Dahlia)
12. Gaping Black Hole
13. In Pursuit Of Vagina Lucy
14. Bedtime Stories
15. End Transmission