‘United As One’ is a co-project between the Dubkey and the Dubophonic net labels. Four roots rhythms by Red Star Martyrs, Ashley, Med Dred, and Negritage, were created for this set, and artists from the two labels voiced them, played on them, and remixed them.
We get four different versions of each rhythm. Together with the above mentioned artists’ original versions of their rhythms, we get to hear three great songs by Zion Irie, two typical dub remixes by Manwel T, a topical dub poem by Haji Mike, another crucial song by Singer Tempa, and heavy remixes by Jah Rootikal Steppers, Med Dred, and Ashley. Mind’s Eye Dub – with his sublime melodica melodies – is featured on the last track.
Lots of internet exchanges between Argentina, Cyprus, England, and Malta took place in order to get this album finished, especially between Dub Thomas and Manwel Tabone, the two label heads who orchestrated the whole project. All the valid contributions by all the artists involved make this a wonderful compilation that can’t be missed! A massive release – don’t let it pass you by!
Awkward Hugs is by C. Reider, a guest from Vuzh Music netlabel. “This is some work I did in 2007, directly after ending my work with the drone collective Drone Forest. I wanted to do some music that fell far outside of that group’s constraints (no beat, no melody). This music reflects an interest in minimal techno that I had at the time. The exploration of beat-oriented material during this time eventually led to the series of releases I called The Electret Quintet, which merged the accessible material presented here with a more experimental approach.”
“Weaving Portraits” is Cousin Silas’s second work with Sucu Music and, by happy coincidence, also the release marking the first anniversary of the label. There couldn’t have been a better way to celebrate our first birthday than by releasing a beautiful work of meditative music entirely created by textures of keyboards and delicate touches of electric guitar. No rhythm, no percussion, nothing that might encompass this music into a closed system. Cousin Silas’s is music for open spaces, and it doesn’t matter whether we are speaking of real spaces or inner spaces of the mind. Call it cinematic, call it ambient, call it soundscapes, call this music as you like, but be ready to leave everything behind and experience it with every pore of your body, every neuron of your brain and every unnamed substance which makes up what you really are.
After a first EP on Maree Bass and a second later on Legal Globe, Submarine FM is back with his third EP Wet Dubz. Based in Lyon (France), Submarine FM is already present here on our Dub Tentacles V. On Wet Dubz, you will find four titles between dub and post-dubstep, always accompanied by an immersive bass and abyssal spirit. Also you can find a collaboration with Pepe Ly, vocalist in Purple Lady and Key Jah, keyboardist of VicDub Experience. No possible drowning, dive and listen! – See more at: http://www.fresh-poulp.net/releases/fpr074/#sthash.KzvBXbjF.dpuf
Insula in albis
circumdederunt per glaciem maris,
infesta, in fine mundi.
Terra Australis, Terra Incognita.
Ventus magis placent.
Orate mare ut revertar in patriam.
(Island of while
surrounded by sea ice.
Hostile, at the end of the world.
Southern earth, unknown land.
Wind in favor.
We pray to the sea to return us home).
With these words pronounced in Latin(1) by our friend and colleague Frank Benkho “Insula in Remix” begins, a collection of remixes and versions of the pieces that gave form to our disc “Insula in albis” (Pueblo Nuevo/Eolo, 2013). In a way, it is the final link of a work that started nearly two years ago, when we traveled with the support of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) to a secluded place located on the borders of civilization: King George Island (South Shetlands, Antarctica). There we collected images and sounds, both natural and human in origin, in an environment in which the majestic landscapes contrast with the technology used to resist the onslaught of the elements. We met people of different nations and cultures, sharing together in this environment of water, stone, ice, and rusted metal.
We presented “Insula in albis” in the Teatro Municipal “José Bohr” in Punta Arenas in the Celebration of 50 years of the Chilean Antarctic Institute. At the beginning of 2014 we managed to return to King George Island and we presented the work before the personnel of the “Eduardo Frei” base, in what was our second recital in Antarctica. After having shown it in Buenos Aires and Santiago, we decided to invite other musicians to reinterpret our discoveries, to make them their own and give them new forms in their own style. We appreciate the time and effort each one invested in realizing their contributions. We hope that we manage to transmit once again to all those who follow our trajectory the excitement we feel when we put our feet on this island, where people live together in a way that the rest of the world should imitate. “Insula in Remix” is available here, to help you set forth on a sonic flight towards the Continent of Light.
(1) All Latin provided to us by online translation applications.
(Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile, September 2014)
Sparse chords and random noises creating dark atmospheric drones for meditative use or other inner deep activities.
Artist : Morphine bandit
Title : Morphine Base
Catalog # : TXR090
Duration : 41:47
Date of release : September 17, 2014
Genres : drone, dark ambient, noise
Format : digital (FLAC and MP3)