Fat Freddy’s Drop

Live at the Roundhouse

by Sachyn Mital

13 December 2010

 
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Fat Freddy’s Drop

Live at the Roundhouse

(The Drop)
US: 28 Sep 2010
UK: 13 Sep 2010

These skilled Kiwis slowly fan the fire as they cook up deep grooves and brass-bolstered dub reggae on Fat Freddy’s Drop: Live at the Roundhouse  The performance enriches the band’s songs, which are taken mostly from its previous studio album Dr Boondigga & Big BW, turning them into lush, simmering jams laid out across ten-minute-plus enterprises.

The sounds of the audience in London’s Roundhouse Theatre are often restrained or muted which hampers the character expected from a live recording. However, singer Joe Dukie’s voice induces a reverie which renders time and space inconsequential. Overall, the songs are less electronic and more organic than the studio versions allowing Fat Freddy’s Drop to reveal its authentic dub roots.

Live at the Roundhouse

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