Hey, I ran into another project in the endless expanse of the WWW or, better still, heard about it, which is exactly my collar size and has been running in an endless loop for days. If a work already has the appropriate title "Obvious Dubious“(Self Released), I literally prick up my ears. "Obvious Dubious ”from Tara Putra is the dubwise continuation of the albums “In Dubland ”(2012) and“ Driven by Dub"(2015). Marcus Straczkowski from Nuremberg, the mastermind behind the pseudonym Tara Putra (Hindi: Tara = star; Putra = son), has been on the road in Trip Hop, Drum & Bass, Ambient and psychedelic trance since the early 90s. After working hard for almost a year, he presented his new one at the end of 2019 "proud and happy" Dub-Album. The first track "Cowboys Smoking Giants" begins with a thunderous echo and the announcement: "Close the doors, let's go" and it starts Dub-Train to truly intoxicating regions. Again, a lot of musical borrowings can be heard here. From mariachi trumpets, sitar sounds, Spanish folklore, buttery guitar solos, meandering synth soundscapes to psychedelic music, everything is dreamlike with the Dub-Structure interwoven. With its warm, repetitive Dub-Style is "Obvious Dubious “at the moment (Corona crisis) is exactly the right thing to let yourself go. The organic sound structures, benthic basslines and the "slowed down riddims" with beautiful, sometimes unusual Dub- Effects that have really not been saved invite you to take this mind-expanding journey. The last track “Shutdown Sequence” reminds me a lot of the good times of Massiv Attack. He brings us with a guttural chant sequence Dub-Train back into this here and now and leisurely roll out. Music for headphones!
Love Dubblog community, stay at home, above all healthy, prefer to listen better Dub-Mukke and please keep the curve flat for all of us!