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Electronic R&B from the future - on clear vinyl; streets 10/6; $27

 

Kelela
Take Me Apart

With great anticipation, Kelela's debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela's art - even when clad in the armor of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits - and Take Me Apart sees her double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic seeking she is renowned for. Double transparent vinyl for independent retail stores only comes with 8 page lyric book, 6 panel fold-out poster, and download.