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Season's Change-LP Released in September 2001
Rules Of Evolution -LP Released in September 2003
Guest's of Honor Compilation- Released in July 2004


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Art imitates life, yet some say it’s vice versa. Regardless there comes a time when art moves all by itself. W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. (Wisdom Articulates Serenity Throughout Entities Living Allah’s Nurturing Divine Science) exemplifies this universal occurrence with their dynamic sound on their 2nd LP entitled Rules of Evolution. On Rules, the Midwest trio delivers 16 songs with their sophomore release. This diverse effort is brought with precise lyrics over a melodic tantrum of eclectic beats.
As you may imagine from the album’s descriptive title, the group affirms to make creative waves in the steady water of music. “If you think about it, Rules of Evolution is the framework that every artist should follow. The first rule is that there are no rules” explains Augury, the silent wordsmith of the group. “ The formula to music can only revolve so many times until it spurs out of control and finds another space to orbit. We’re the next sun waiting for the planets to catch up!”
The beginning of W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. was also an instance waiting to happen. The three have been submersed in music since they were kids. But it was more than the love of hip-hop that brought them together.
W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. originated as a solo act with Short Fuze. Being stricken with a mild condition of cerebral palsy as a child, the doctors said he would never walk. Strong willed and determined from the start, his motivation silences the critics. “The force that drives me is those who say I can’t do it, whether it’s from the way I walk or because they just don’t want me to succeed.” With that tenacity he endured hardships from a dangerous gang lifestyle, to shady record deals, and betrayal from so-called friends. He went through this cycle for 6 years until he met Augury.
Augury started writing poetry and reciting them at small gatherings in his local area. “Writing is in my blood, my grandmother and mother wrote poetry. It was so emotional and personal, I thought no one could to relate so they didn’t want to hear it. Then one day I saw this cat who I knew rhymed, and I let him hear a piece.” That ‘cat’ was none other than Short Fuze who was amazed at the deep verbiage and daring content of Augury’s lyrics. Augury joined W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. and they began recording an album during the fall of 2000. Feeling a void that needed to be filled, Augury recruited Taiyamo Denku in 2001 and he joined the group thereafter. A Milwaukee native, Taiyamo Denku brings abstract lyricism to another level when you listen to his verses. He boasts a catalog of 250+ songs recorded at his home studio.
Equipped with a combined 10+ years in music, W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S amply demonstrates that they can stand on their own as one of the most promising and insightful groups to emerge in quite some time. With Short Fuze’s gritty pinpointed lyrics; Augury’s conscientious soulful rhyme schemes; and Taiyamo Denku’s sarcastic word puzzles; W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S. creates uncanny music for people to listen and reflect upon. “Our album is not a run of the mill social commentary, it’s going to make you question yourself and the world around you. “None of us are perfect, so if we can say one thing about ourselves and find the truth in a song, that would make us content.”
Get the movement moving where the truth is describing Rules of Evolution.