Deportation by LAL

LAL "Deportation"
LAL comes strong with their 3rd album - Celebrating 10 years.

Downtempo and urban soul artists aren't known for releasing concept albums. But if the artist is LAL and the album is Deportation, one listen should get heads nodding to the beats while getting a fresh perspective on the immigrant experience. Written and recorded over several years in the U.K. and Canada, Deportation continues to push the musical and lyrical boundaries that begun with 2000's Corners and 2004’s Warm Belly, High Power.

Consisting of singer/lyricist Rosina Kazi and producers/arrangers Nick Murray and Ian de Souza, LAL's sound has evolved over the past ten years building their reputation on blissed-out, introspective downtempo music, phenomenal live performances and a commitment to social justice. Deportation explores traditional LAL topics of ethnicity, class and equality in greater depth while keeping the music at the forefront.

Though LAL feels Deportation's message is important, it wouldn’t transmit without the music, which expands upon the group’s classic downtempo sound. Standout track "How the World Began" has a slinky groove with soulful Brazilian vocals courtesy of Luanda Jones. "Erase me" features drifting hip hop with a heavy-key chorus, while "Wide Open" has a nice off kilter beat. And of course label boss Moonstarr lends a hand on the bossa-infused “February”.

No. Track Title Format Preview Purchase Price
1Where We BelongMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
2Alarm Interlude (Feat. Kamau)MP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
3AlarmMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
4Light of DayMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
5Erase MeMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
6How the World BeganMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
7HopefulMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
8Your Body Could Start a War (Feat. Leah)MP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
9Self DefenseMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
10London BridgeMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
11WastelandMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
12AliveMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
13Wide OpenMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
14Everyday in FebruaryMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
15Thames WhaleMP3 Preview Buy Track $0.99
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Artist: LAL
Title: Deportation
Release type: MP3
Other Release Types: CD for $ 9.99   MP3 for $ 8.99  
Catalog: PTR-DA015
Release date: 2008-05-20


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Other releases by LAL.

LAL
Deportation
PTR-DA015
MP3/CD

LAL
LAL Lost Remixes
PTR-1216
12"/MP3

LAL
Corners
PTR-DA003
MP3/CD

LAL
Dancing The Same Ep
PTR-DA1213
MP3/12"

LAL
Warm Belly High Power
PTR-DA006
MP3/CD

LAL
Brown Eyed Warrior Ep
PTR-DA1208
MP3/12"

LAL
Corners EP
PTR-1206
12"

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