Stems and Seeds (2006)
The band's second album, Esperanza, rings like an modern day epic battle between the forces of love and hate. What began as simply a follow-up to the 2005 release of their first politically charged album, Chorro, Esperanza soom became a monster-project all of it's own. The result, a 23-track concept album that spans the sonic gamut, is sure to take you on a trip like no other.
Layers on top of layers and still more layers sums up the album called Esperanza, which translates to "hope" in English. Hard-hitting hip hop beats turn to haunting Spanish guitar licks laced with samples of body counts and bomb drops followed by cool down reggae riddems, psychedelic dub jams, heart wrenching acoustic ballads and raw to the bone punk. There are five different languages laced into this album.
We weren't looking for commercial success, we were swinging for the ugly truth.
On board this production is an entire legion of talented and colorful peoples, including underground hip hop guru Karmic Basis, uber-talented electronica producer Rival, the great IntoCognition, members of The Debonaires, The B-Side Players, Jupiter Rising and much more.