“I just like albums,” says Aldubb. »I don't like the development that most artists only produce singles. For me an album is more than the sum of its singles. The logical continuation of the idea of combining several individual pieces into a complete work is the concept album. Actually is "The human being“But not a classic concept album, the concept consists more in the unusual combination of Dub and German lessons. "Since"A Timescale of Creation - Symphony No. 1 in Dub minor“Undefeated concept album grandmaster Aldubb but huge. His new work “Der Mensch” makes it clear from the seemingly philosophical title that it is by no means just a dozen vulgar ones Dubs can go. A concept consists of an overarching idea on which the work is based, an idea that gives it form and meaning. That idea is with Aldubbs new album "Der Mensch": German poetry. What ?? “The idea came up like this:” he explains, “Mr. Glue like it when during our DubHerz-Radio shows instrumentals were running, quoting 1-2 sentences of literature every now and then. At first it was just quatrains, until I got one Dub and arranged it into a song with longer lyrics. That was the song "Die Liebe". In terms of content, we then relatively quickly gave ourselves the two key words “man and love” as a guide. Then within a few weeks we had recorded 9 texts. ”What Aldubb describes it sounds so natural and obvious, but I wonder why no one has come up with this grandiose idea before. Day in, day out we patiently expose ourselves to the sound of boring texts about religion, weed and sex - one reason, by the way, why I hardly like to listen to "normal" reggae. There is such a wonderful lyric poetry that only needs to be combined with such wonderful music to create such a wonderful listening experience as “Der Mensch”. Aldubb and Mr. Glue have Dub Poetry just reinvented. Thank goodness, the two did not succumb to the temptation to underlay German-language poetry with atonal or otherwise cerebral “art music”. No, we're listening to superbly produced, hand-made ones Dubs, powerful and at the same time sensitive, meticulously arranged and mixed, perfectly mastered and above all extremely musical: “A lucky coincidence led Toni Farris, who had to do with the Evolution band in the studio over the weekend, found time that was almost at the time to spice up finished songs with a few of his ingenious piano melodies and thus to enhance them enormously ”, Al revealsdubb.
Rarely have I heard an album this enjoyable lately. Because of "German lessons"! Dub and poetry enter into a connection that is much, much more than the sum of the two components. The words get additional power through the music and the music becomes even more of a conscious "listening experience" through them. Let's get a new one Dub-Genre make of it! I am in.
However, anyone who suffers from conditioning damage against poetry caused by the real existing German lessons in his / her childhood will find everyone on “Der Mensch” Dubs completely sober without poetry. Nice too.