Here's a brand new album that brings back strong memories of a hit from the 1970s - a time when I remembered the Dubs wasn't aware of but loved this radio play single: "Egyptian reggae“ by Jonathan Richman & The Modern L0vers – who comes out in terms of age and still remembers it?
On their album "chicha Dub(La Panchita Records). Whereby I use the word "Dub' in the title a bit exaggerated - 'Chicha Instrumentals Dubwise" is more like it, but who likes such bulky titles...
Guitarist Salvadori and drummer/DJ/producer Chalart58 belong to the Manu Chaos sphere in the broadest sense; The former is touring with him, the latter is in the Dub-Scene no stranger and has recently entered with Chao reggae album published. Together they release “Chicha Dub“ now an album that lives from upbeat riddims and is probably supposed to spread a good mood. The whole is light, beautifully and cleanly produced; the percussionist is outstanding, who can express himself in the arrangements. And yet this release has a few glaring weaknesses - like: The bass is for a Dub-Album kept too quiet and almost drowns in the mix; and if we're from Dub speaking, the relevant effects are all there and well placed, but the spark only wants to jump over when the omnipresent whining guitars take a break:
The "Chicha Dub' could easily have been used as the soundtrack for the TV series 'The Munsters', some tracks are so strange. I, on the other hand, lack the sluggish, often mystical heaviness on which a Dub with the help of various studio effects. Here's the opposite of that - if you like it, you'll celebrate the album.