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Dawn Refuses To Rise
"The Elders of Zion are a hard-drive based cut and paste quartet split between Seattle and San Francisco. Mixing equal parts hip-hop, dub, drone rock, and noise, the Elders' debut recording, Dawn Refuses to Rise, seamlessly fuses progressive politics with a beautifully consistent exploration of genres. Moving from the French dance floor cut-up of 'Disco Communiste' (featuring dialogue sampled from Jean-Luc Godard's legendary 1967 New Wave classic, La Chinoise) to the punk reggae of 'Hymn For a New October War,' (built around a recording of a Russian cantor begging for forgiveness,) the Elders typify the new artistic sensibilities of post-Cold War hipsters piecing together the political detritus of globalization."