B-Quartet's conformity has replaced consciousness sees the rock band taking a different approach to their trademark sound. Eschewing the electronic elements and synthesizers used in their debut LP, they opt for a more organic and mellow sound for the second offering.
While the signature bombastic rock tunes might be stripped down, they form the overall sombre and dark mood of the album.
Recorded at Snakeweed Studio by Leonard Soosay and mastered at Peerless Mastering, Boston, USA by Jeff Lipton, the album is a light discourse on matters like modern culture, consumerism, anarchy, identity of self and dogmas. And this ties in with music, popular music and its culture, in particular. The new work here is based on several research material including the history of jazz and music as an absolute form of expression.
conformity has replaced consciousness, which is a phrase taken off a lecture by German social philosopher Theodor Adorno, will be released in early April 2010. Emotive and cerebral, their latest full-length outing promises to be one which please long-time fans and pull in new fans.
The track listing is as follows:
1) an ontoduction
2) this dull taste on my tongue
3) bad dialogues
4) composition #4
5) question problem
7) composition #3
8) still homeless
10) intermission for peanuts
11) sleepy lanterns
12) we vacate
released April 8, 2010
Recorded at Snakeweed Studio by Leonard Soosay and Martin Kong
Produced by Leonard Soosay and B-Quartet
Mastered at Peerless Mastering by Jeff Lipton
B-Quartet is Bani Faizal, Bani Haykal, Bani Hidir, Bani Raizan, Luqman Hakim and Siraaj Anwar