Annecy, the Venice of the Alps, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful small towns in the world. The capital of Haute Savoie is famous for its grandiose monuments and the second largest natural lake in France at 446 m altitude. The attractions of the eastern French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes now also include a band that I had never known before: Some Dub Stories. The four-man crew, who have already appeared as support acts for Zenzile and High Tone, released their debut album almost two weeks ago Some Dub Stories: Chapter One (Alpine Records), an extensive and multidisciplinary project.
The team consists of Etienne Doutreleau on trumpet, flugelhorn and melodica, Boris Lacombe on drums, Clément Gros on guitars and Lucien Leclerc on bass and sound machines, who is also responsible for the mix. Four musicians who share their experiences in formations as different as Hubris, Dub Silence or Lamuzgueul have mastered the arts, pop, psychedelic, and electronic music Dub to connect intelligently. A colorful and powerful hybrid project. The futuristic electronicDub-Universe this group of young musicians offers a naughty Dub Roots mix that is as crazy as it is poetic. The overall concept also includes beautifully animated clips by Lucas Roig, which also illustrate the story and adventures of the cosmic turtle Obaba.
The Dub-The basis of the individual tracks is solidly worked out and opens up towards more traditional ones Dub-Sounds before blending with the group's diverse influences. Carried by a hip-hop rhythm, a meditative bass and a melodious trumpet, an organic atmosphere is created that emits sparks. So offers "Salmon Swing Syndicate' with 'brassy' RootsDub a beautiful journey between summer beach and underwater crab dance. The protagonist Obaba finds herself smoking her pipe in a warm, colorful universe and discovering the island party of the "Salmon Swing Syndicate" - one of my highlights of the album. Or the slow, repetitive melodic bass loops that usher us into the world of "purple tribe' followed by a controlled, familiar one Dub-Beat. Carried by a floating guitar riff, a jazzy trumpet soon joins in. The sounds become more and more diverse and soon the magic of Some unfolds Dub Stories: We are enveloped in an electroacoustic Dub-Symphony performed by top-class musicians. The music is gorgeous, yet the message of "Purple Tribe" remains political, as evidenced by the track's voice samples, which whisper, "Make racism wrong again!"
Some Dub Stories tell the story of Obaba, the cosmic turtle, at the borders of several universes with their music. Back on earth, in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, Obaba reports on her odyssey and lets us into a successful cosmic story for almost 44 minutes Dub-Epic immersion.