Stealth as swept, Chester Watson drops the all-instrumental Space Nobility EP while the rest of the realm numbs themselves on Year-End lists (ours start tomorrow, we are only better at being no better). The self-proclaimed Shogun of the 4th Dimension produced it all himself, which means that he is now rapping, making his own videos, and forging a unique production style. And the Georgia resident is only 16 (no Sam Cooke).
What’s most promising about this is Watson’s ability to create the feel of a crumbling space station. As someone who has never been to a crumbling space station (hallucinogenics aside), it transmits a nervous lunar rust and comet chunks breaking apart and slamming into steel ruins vibe. Good times? Most futurism usually aims for a laser-tag angular dystopia somewhere between Detroit techno and Def Jux. This is stretching soul into you can’t see it anymore. Brittle little bits of floating rock glued into a mass and then given its own sense of gravity. Maybe that’s hyperbolic, but those are the images that pop into my mind. They probably aren’t the ones that pop into yours. It’s called Space Nobility though and there’s a song called “Death Star,” so it’s hopefully only a matter of time before Chester Watson is stomping out competition to the remix of The Imperial Death March. Your move, Kobe.
There are other new cuts from Watson and the rest of the Nu Age crew. I’m posting them below the jump because I need not explain myself.