Various Artists - Essential Dub
Let me preface this review with, I am disappointed in myself when it comes to my consumption of Dub music. Throughout the years of my music tastes, I've always heard great things about the genre. Every time I've been exposed to a CD, I've enjoyed the hell out of it, and gotten that exciting new sound feeling. Like my first review on this site, Dub Side Of The Moon.
But still, my consumerism of the sound has never equaled the fresh feeling. Whether or not that has now changed thanks to Essential Dub, by a group of various recordings, remains to be seen. However my listening habits are affected by this ROIR records compilation, it's made the transition from my reviews pile to my personal pile, and any reviewer powerful or puny will tell ya that's why they write.
The press release notes; For Fans Of; Keith Hudson, Lee Perry, King Tubby, Massive Attack, The Clash, Adrian Sherwood, The Orb. Hence you have the try if you like section -laughs-. But for a real idea of how diverse and energetically strumming this album is, one only has to look at the artist credits.
Dub Trio, Bush Chemists, Bad Brains, Badawi, Dr. Israel (also a part of Dub Of The Moon) and a slew of others, my bare knowledged ass doesn't recognize. Truth is, it doesn't matter who performs these acoustic jams minced with trip effects, jungle and rock beats, and all the
The last track, 10 FT Ganja Plant's New Day is truly the most unpredictable and entertaining of em all. Echoes drops organ are tossed into with the mix with John Brown's “Hillside Airtrip". Space-Time Paradox by Bill Laswell contributes an diverse cut of Reggae traditional, trance and distorted blues guitar solos for a terrific example of Dub and just how large its borders can reach. Tracks like Acoustic Dub (King Tubby's- "Observer Attack Dub") which Niney The Observer alter ever so tastefully, is left with imprints in the most subtle ways.
It's imperative you understand these types of truly entertaining albums only come around every so often. Its the kind of CD you turn on with company, reading a book, or just sitting there starring at your radio waiting for each chapter (song) to unfold second by second. Whatever you do while listening to this CD, just remember who opened your eyes. Cause mine are once again WIDE OPEN.
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on 2007-07-09 hstisgod Said:
still cant get this album outta my truck.
on 2007-07-04 hstisgod Said:
yea, dub trio was good I checked it out when your review hit. Thanks for the heads up.
on 2007-07-04 dscanland Said:
I thought you'd like it. Get the review together. Hey, also check out Dub Trio. I just reviewed their disc as well. Cool stuff.
on 2007-07-03 hstisgod Said:
This could take a while...excellent disc!!!