Indy Boca: Many Roads

Once across the reggae general store, accessed here and there and there, everything shaken roughly once and the debut "Many roads“(Sweet Waters Music) by Indy Boca. So actually from the French Indy Boca sound system, which produced the album here in cooperation with the SawaSound Studio. I'm not so into surprise bags that are supposed to make everyone happy - and in fact, there are fine roots riddims, rhythmically boring 4-on-the-floor sound system tracks, sometimes instrumental and then again with vocals, and last but not least, yes two more Dubs. A mixture that usually hits me, if not causes a gross musical disgruntlement. Fortunately, this is not quite the case here - because there is something that connects the tracks and makes them more or less like a family: An unbelievably beautiful, rich, deep, powerful and yet sophisticated sound. Whoever mixed the album - Chapeau, great, thanks for the ear orgasm.

In front of the curtain, please also the person responsible for the many beautiful samples, which I couldn't recognize as such at first - for example, the strings seem to have been recorded live for the tracks, so they fit into the arrangement and the mix so perfectly . The reality will of course be different, because very few acts from Reggaeland could afford a string orchestra in the studio - and if they did, then certainly not for the debut album. Whatever the case, the result alone counts - and of course it helps that the samples are never grafted onto the pieces as a gimmick, but rather as an integral part.

So how do you rate this musical hodgepodge, especially if the reviewer is known not to have a digital 120 bpm sound system / UK Dub Has? He closes both eyes, lets himself fall into the warm bass of the roots tracks and awards a whopping 4 stars - whereby I can understand that one or the other listener would have wished for one more.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

3 replies to "Indy Boca: Many Roads"

While listening to the “radar phenomena”, I thought to myself that if one disc would make it into the review, it would be this one. Although the "Soul Sugar Excursions" also breathed this thought into me. Actually, everyone has it DubDisk deserves our - especially mine - comprehension has its limits. That's why it's always "good" when I find a few hairs in the soup and can wave through many albums. This is not meant "bad" but a pure "survival strategy".
At first I only had the title Tune ( Dub ) "Many Roads" and "You already now" put into one of my lists to occasionally be reminded of the entire record. In the meantime I also had to add “Reflections”, because emotionally it also drives me towards DreadZone and with every new “run” I also remind me of “Who pays the piper” by Gray Clail. In this case, however, that could only be particularly true for me, since "Who pays the piper" by Gary Clail, for me, is about my (many / very many)
One of the “All Time Favorites” that you definitely won't find in every DubCan pack in a drawer. And when someone says it is not at all Dub, I also say, is OK, but I still think it's world class. I could well imagine that Ras Vorbei understands me best, because he is also completely up to date when it comes to On .U sound. But I can just as easily imagine that Ras Vorbei (high Ras Vorbei ;-)) I can't quite understand that either, because it may have been pulled a little too far out of my quiet little room.
I discover a lot more with every “run” Dubs that I want to or even have to pick but I think it will be a long time before I listen to the album all over again. There are the "rhythmically dry 4 - on-the-floor - sound system tracks" with and without vocals, which can then be tipped on in principle, since every minute of music is particularly valuable. Sometimes there is too much "friction" for me when the riddim taps dröge and then at the same time massages the soul with celebratory strings.
This is called “sugar and stick” in special relationships, but I don't get along very well with this emotional contradiction. And also Kiddus I does not manage - for me - to breathe fresh life into the "dried up" riddim.
But overall the album is beautifully playful - as I like to say when I can't think of anything better - and especially the instruments used (I don't care whether sampled or recorded live and direct) create a fruity, sweet soundscape for me, the many Dubs make a real listening pleasure here on the album. Yes …. and the sound of the entire album "excites" my ears ;-) and gives my soul what it needs.
So and now something on “own behalf” ;-) …………. You can see the equipment (in the second video). Thats how it is suppost to be ! Mr. Alpha Steppa! This is the only way to do it DubMake s that sound alive. This is the only way to create a habitable DubZone ;-) in which every cycle or breath is like a rejuvenation for long-lasting DubHeads to the touch. That is “organicDub“At its best and I believe software developers will never reach this level.
Sorry, I can't get out of my skin and I have to clarify something. I'm going to go to the neurologist again.

Until ………………. lemmi

Hi lemmi, I'll keep it short, Gary Clail has always been to me - despite the text - 100% Dub. The Emotional Hooligan, simply world class.

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