Terre Thaemlitz readies Routes Not Roots

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  • Skylax will re-release the first album from Thaemlitz's K-S.H.E. project this spring.
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  • At the end of March, Terre Thaemlitz will re-release his album Routes Not Roots through French imprint Skylax Records. The album is produced under Thaemlitz's alias K-S.H.E., which stands for Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion. It was originally released back in 2006 on his own label, Comatonse Recordings, but never found its way to shops outside of Japan, where the American-born artist currently lives. The sound of the album is classic Thaemlitz: subtle deep house with lots of atmosphere and a jazzy edge (or to use his term, "fagjazz"), plus lyrics and monologues driven by weighty themes of sexual identity. Topics explored on the record include HIV ("Infected"), cross-dressing ("Saki-Chan Pt.1 & 2") and tranny-on-tranny violence in the New York subway ("Stand Up"). "We are now entering the fifth dimension of our sexual consciousness," states one track. "The ride is rough. There is no jelly for this!" Tracklist 01. Down Home Kami-Sakunobe 02. Saki-chan (Pt.1) 03. Hobo Train 04. Fuck the Down-Low 05. B2B 06. Stand Up 07. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair 08. Double Secret (Dub) 09. Saki-chan (Pt.2) 10. Crosstown 11. Head (In My Private Lounge, My Pad) 12. Infected Skylax Records will release Routes Not Roots on March 28th, 2011.