War Island OST
- Brand: Gaika
- Product Code: gaika-warisland
Regular Edition in Black Vinyl
War island OST is the soundtrack to this complex and wide ranging anthology of artwork by the multidisciplinary artist GAIKA. It is a concept piece to be released as an international collaboration between GAIKA’s own label TSE, NAAFI from Mexico City and, SVBKVLT from Shanghai The soundtrack was installed at the ICA in London as a part room-sized audio visual environment and will be released with a limited edition album & artbook on April 29th 2022. At the time of increasing British isolation and political failure, GAIKA, the perennial internationalist, has turned the focus of his analytical lyrical approach directly to the place of his birth. Gone are the dancehall inflections and infectious rhythms of his Caribbean heritage. Instead the focus is on London in 2022, a sprawling megacity city he poetically deconstructs with dense southside storytelling. The lyrics are set against futuristic urban production. The results are cinematic salvos from the global underground that demand investigation. According to GAIKA London is cruddy as hell and everyone is a little drunk. Lyrically War Island is GAIKA’S attempt to analyze Britain's current geopolitical position in familiar terms. In It he considers the nation's capital by means of a conceptual construction he calls “The Good Ship Prosperity”.