Saul Williams once pointed out that "hip hop demands an instant affirmative," referring to the subtle head-nod that occurs when a beat resonates with an individual.
If the very real fear of change and convergence is a barrier to "breaking the wall" and moving into an Aquarian era post-2012, self-dependent underground music may be one of our most useful tools in bringing about identification, overcoming fear through empowering sounds, and synthesizing a plethora of parallels in realities. Artists and musicians find ourselves chasing a sound that's ahead of our time, and that's exactly what we should be after.
The collaboration of artists across the world via the internet has opened up the floodgates for conscious music, but most are so busy trying to keep up with the evolving sound and stay on the cutting edge, that they don't really get to the number of people that they could. This post is intended to bring together a few acts that seem to be riding this Timewave, and their sounds can help us visualize and imagine what is in store for our consciousness systems.
"Dolom Zero is a wild animal, just like you. it feeds on the apathy, the sorrow, the boredom, and the woes of the modern human experience, draining as much as possible, and in turn emits positive frequencies back out into the atmosphere. in this time of turmoil and tragedy, dolom zero has emerged like a reflex from the bowels of planet earth herself, in a desperate attempt to awaken those who have lost their way, and give them a realm in which they can feel safe, in which they know they will always be welcome."
"Free Moral Agents is the brainchild of Isaiah Ikey Owens (Keyboardist for The Mars Volta). Starting as a solo project and expanding with Isaiah in his decade-long career of collaborations with Mastadon, Sublime, Z-trip, El-P, Saul Williams, and De Facto. FMA has become a collective musical force from Long Beach, CA. Free Moral Agents released their debut Everybody’s Favorite Weapon on GSL Records in late 2004. With freestyle moments layered over vibrant melodies, heavy beats and jazzy interludes Favorite Weapon was just the beginning for this side-project."