Portishead's Geoff Barrow Readies Album with Hip-Hop Project Quakers, Ropes in Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Dead Prez to Guest

Portishead's Geoff Barrow Readies Album with Hip-Hop Project Quakers, Ropes in Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Dead Prez to Guest
We're still not sure when (or if) Portishead will finally be releasing that fourth LP they've been taking about, but in the meantime, multi-instrumental Geoff Barrow will be rolling out a new hip-hop project called Quakers. The group's self-titled album will be out on April 9 through Stones Throw Records.

The album draws on a whopping 35 contributors. The core of the group is made up of Barrow (going by the moniker Fuzzface), Portishead engineer Stuart Matthews (here known as 7-Stu-7) and Aussie producer Katalyst. Guest MCs include Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Dead Prez, Phat Kat, Princo Po, and many more. See the whopping 41-song tracklist below. AU Magazine [via Prefix reports that the tracks segue together seamlessly.

A listing on Access Hip Hop notes that the album will be released as a two-CD set, with the second disc made up of instrumental versions (for a total of 82 tracks in all). Some of these instrumentals are reportedly culled from Barrow's score for Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Preview the tracks over at Stones Throw's website.

Other forthcoming Barrow projects include a new album from his trio BEAK>, plus a release from DROKK, his collaboration with composer Geoff Salisbury.

Quakers:

1. "Intro"
2. "Big Cat" (ft. Synato Watts)
3. "Fitta Happier" (ft. Guilty Simpson/MED)
4. "Smoke" (ft. Jonwayne)
5. "The Lo"
6. "Russia With Love" (ft. Coin Locker Kid)
7. "What Chew Want" (ft. Tone Tank)
8. "Flapjacksmm"
9. "Jobbless" (ft. Quite Nyce)
10. "Sidewinder" (ft. Buff 1)
11. "Mummy" (ft. Diverse)
12. "Belly of the Beast" (ft. Emilio Rojas)
13. "Up the Rovers"
14. "The Turk: King Magnetic"
15. "There It Is" (ft. Raydar Ellis/Quite Nyce)
16. "RIP"
17. "I Like To Dance" (ft. Krondon / Steele (Smif-N-Wessun)
18. "Dark City Lights" (ft. Frank Nitt)
19. "The Beginning" (ft. Coin Locker Kid)
20. "Kreem"
21. "War Drums" (ft. Phat Kat/Guilty Simpson)
22. "R.A.I.D." (ft. Lyric Jones)
23. "Fresh"
24. "Something Beautiful"
25. "Chicken Livers" (ft. FC the Truth)
26. "Rock My Soul" (ft. Prince Po)
27. "Lost and Found" (ft. Estee Nack)
28. "My Mantra" (ft. Dave Dub)
29. "Hunnypots of Beeswax"
30. "TV Dreaming" (ft. Booty Brown)
31. "Don't Make It Worthless
32. "Soul Power" (ft. Dead Prez)
33. "Glide"
34. "Get Live" (ft. Coin Locker Kid)
35. "Sign Language" (ft. Aloe Blacc)
36. "Earth Quaking" (ft. Akil)
37. "You're Gonna Be Sorry"
38. "Outlaw" (ft. Deed)
39. "The Tax Man" (ft. Poems (Sharlock Poems)
40. "Chucky Balboa" (ft. Silverust)
41. "Oh Goodness" (ft. Finale)