(This text has been machine translated.) You want new scientistDubs hear about the Roots Radics? You don't need to look any longer for them Dubstrand Allstars (Brizion with his brother as drummer) come on their second album "Dubbing up the coast "(Dubstrand Music) is very close to this listening experience.
Already the debut "Dubbing on the bay“Was that dubblog.de worth a review - even if the reviewer found something to hump around: uniformity, sometimes in the form of boring e-drums that sound the same, sometimes in the form of monotonous listlessness, sometimes simple due to a lack of musical ideas. In other words: Nice try, but that could be much better.
And how to do it better: On "Dubbing on the coast “, the e-drums have given way to a live kit, which has already brought life to the sound booth; that is the sound that is needed to let handmade music breathe freely. The new pieces, arranged in the classic 80's style, appear deeply relaxed in this way, freed from the tonal dreariness. Only a snare that sounds a little too sharp disturbs the sound - which is undoubtedly a question of taste or personal preferences.
Also new is the successful melody - simple and memorable bass lines “old-school Jamaican style” (Flabba Holt sends his regards) lead to this light trance-like state that the reviewer loves so much about reggae. One likes to tip in there; you quickly begin to move in rhythm. In addition, fine guitar work and keyboards, which sometimes make it difficult for the listener, between instrumental, version and Dub to distinguish. Even the apparently indispensable melodica these days is not overused and fits unobtrusively into the musical scene. So in the overall picture a nice, well-rounded thing that clearly shows a musical development - that might mean something if you think of Brizion's enormous, but not particularly versatile Solo output as the measure of all things.
What that Dub- As far as mixing is concerned, the initial comparison with Scientist was of course exaggerated; although the direction is correct if one compares it with the corresponding recordings from the early 1980s. We don't have any spectacular ones here Dub-Caprioles, sound gimmicks or innovative mixing in front of us, but rather solid craft - although I doubt that an old-school mixing board was worked on. It doesn't have to be - it's the result that counts, and a frugal echo or reverb makes you really happy somehow.