In view of the currently meager supply of fresh Dub-Adventures are happy when a new, good album - or rather a 5 track EP - is released. Ras Sparrow, a Venezuelan who is not particularly well-known in this country, has dedicated himself to Roots Reggae as a singer/producer/engineer and brings with him "Dub in Stone“ (Ras Sparrow Records) his first full-fledged Dub-Release out. The promotion is done without further ado by an animated video for “Atlantis Rising Dub"
Multi-instrumentalist Ras Sparrow, torn between digital and analog sounds on previous releases, features "Dub in Stone” with fine, hand-made roots riddims, mostly recorded live by himself. The result can be heard: bass drum and rimshot harmonize perfectly in the mix and are the basis for four wonderfully dynamically mixed one drops - and a successful stepper for the friends of the 4-on-the-floor:
The classic arrangements of the 5 tracks are consistently successful: boredom or the in Dubs occasionally feared emptiness don't stand a chance here - the use of lead instruments like a (not annoying) melodica or a guitar makes sure of that. A solid one does the rest Dub-Mix – which isn't the greatest artistic hit, but also doesn't – as we've unfortunately heard more often lately – compulsively make you look like King Tubby or Scientist. The brevity of the release was also a surprisingly pleasant experience: Compared to the glutted sales monsters, which are equipped with sagging, slow-moving goods and a certain yawning factor, the "Dub in Stone" EP is refreshingly entertaining and makes you want more - just like in the good old vinyl days. So off to the playlist!