WORKING ON A NEW FULL LENGTH IR ALBUM
IR is currently in the process of putting together a new full length album.Herman ‘ Soy Sos’ Pearl is currently dubbing up some sounds we recorded at an indigenous gathering in Ethiopia for a new trak on land grabbing.
The video for the trak ” This Land Is Not For Sale : The We Shall Witness The Day Babyllon Falls Mix”illustrates the insidious land grab of farmland that is currently happening on a global basis, mostly in developing countries. Whether it is in Mexico or in Ethiopia, large corporations are in cahoots with local governments; who sell them large tracts of lands at below market value for commercial farms. In the process, their own governments are kicking off the original occupants and farmers of the land. Many are indigenous peoples, whose rights to their land go back before there were governments, corporations, or the thought that the land could be for sale. It is so obvious, these monolithic corporations and governments consider the indigenous “unimportant” and therefore disposable.
This track and the accompanying video by E arth Ritual celebrate the resistance that hard fought against these wrong-headed and unjust actions.
Musically the trak is fuelled by a wikkid bassline and production by Dr Das and this trak alongside mixes by Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald,D.WattsRiot & Sawandi will be part of the new full length IR album.