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The Embassadors

Coptic Dub

(Nonplace; US: ; UK: 26 Oct 2009)

Jazz and dub have rarely sounded as natural together as they do on the second full-length from international sound collective the Embassadors. Burnt Friedman makes like King Tubby on a Daveid Allen bender from behind the mixing board, blending incredibly psychedelic alien sounds for the smooth reeds of Embassadors founder Hayden Chislom, whose lyricism on the horn has more in common with David Sanborn than David S. Ware. When combined, it’s the collision of a beautiful disparity that lands in a soft field of daydream modality that is unlike anything this writer has ever heard. If you are looking for some quality yoga music, cop Coptic Dub.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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