Articles tagged dub

Various Artists: Studio One Dub Fire Special

Studio One Dub Fire Special is as clear an overview of dub’s most basic essence as you could ask for.

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Count Ossie and the Rasta Family: Man From Higher Heights

1983's Man From Higher Heights is an interesting chapter in the story of Count Ossie, but it succeeds in adding to that larger story more than it does as a stand-alone album.

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20 May 2016 // 2:05 AM

Lifetones: For a Reason

After his band This Heat came to an end, Charles Bullen saw signs of imminent destruction all around him. This six-song record is a chronicle of that time.

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4 Apr 2016 // 3:42 PM

Andy Stott - “Butterflies” (Singles Going Steady)

The mood is one that Stott fans are already intimately acquainted with: dread stitched to a creeping sense of urgency, cognitive fogginess, the inclination that you may be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Andy Stott Releases New Video “Butterflies” and Announces New Album

Much heralded electronic producer Andy Stott is returning with his fourth album, Too Many Voices, releasing 22 April via Modern Love.

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10 Mar 2016 // 3:10 AM

The Orb: Alpine

Ambient house merrymakers expand a recent compilation track into a brief but potent suite.

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African Head Charge: My Life in a Hole in the Ground / Environmental Studies / Drastic Season

Hearing African Head Charge's four LPs now they play like one long, unfolding record, a complex document meshing experiments with structure, old sounds with new, and weaving various traditions into one heady mix.

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Various Artists: Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

Multimedia artist Jackson curates this deep dive into Adrian Sherwood's musical cauldron, from whence dub, Afrobeat, punk, and industrial emerge.

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Dralms - “Shook” (audio) (premiere)

Dub meets somber indie rock on this murky new track by the Vancouver band.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Georgia: Georgia

Like other musical omnivores before her, Georgia is distilling the essence of music of the period.

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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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John Brown’s Body: Kings and Queens in Dub

American reggae stalwarts go marching on as their 2013 album is given a successful makeover.

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Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers

With an astonishing lead single and an enveloping album besides, the Manchester producer offers the most vivid expression of his ghostly, brooding vision yet.

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16 Oct 2014 // 11:53 AM

Andy Stott - “Faith in Strangers” (audio)

Today Manchester electronic music producer Andy Stott unveils the title track from his upcoming release Faith in Strangers’.

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Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell: Ghosts Outside

Ghosts Outside is a worthwhile addition to Mason’s small discography. This is a record that, despite its flaws, occupies an interesting niche and a fascinating approach to a remix.

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Extra Classic: Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like a Laser Beam

Extra Classic pays homage, and shows its own vitality, when they build off of Jamaican music, but the band should find subject material a bit closer to home.

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8 Nov 2010 // 9:20 AM

Onmutu Mechanicks: Nocturne

Nocturne is a murky Drexciya album by Onmutu Mechanicks gone dub, minimal, and without the thrashing TR-808.

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Golden Age of Roots: ‘Super Ape’

From the irresistible call of the opening drums to the indeterminate farewell of the last, fading chant, 'Super Ape' incarnates a sonic world, a microcosm of rhythm, mix, melody, and toasting that, whatever your personal tastes, stands replete and to itself.

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At its best, Cologne's Phantom Band offered a sense of what Can might have sounded like had the group pursued its original vision into the 1980s.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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