The Archives: Carry Me Home Dub

A year ago, The Archives released the critically acclaimed original Carry Me Home: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. A big budget production by Eric Hilton (one half of Thievery Corporation) and Darryl “Trane” Burke. Superbly performed, recorded and marketed reggae retro sound. The Dubversion was only a matter of time. Now it is available: "Carry Me Home Dub“By The Archives (Montserrat House). The big budget can be heard with every note. Everything is just right in terms of sound. And yes, of course it is more real Dub, although not infrequently vocals can also be heard. But the music has nothing to do with Sound System nights. She wants to be played at breakfast on Sunday mornings, or at a sophisticated – but cool – dinner. These are "level" Dub, tasteful and stylish. But all too often, there is a bit of boredom inherent in “sophisticated” works. Everything is calculated, reasonable and balanced, reflected and intellectual. There is simply a lack of what is fun: hard contrasts, surprising, sometimes disruptive ideas, courage and daring. So I don't really know how to rate the album. It is undoubtedly of absolutely high quality, but I don't have a lot of fun listening to it. phew! Maybe I just lack the level.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

2 Responses to “The Archives: Carry Me Home Dub"

"Who's Correct? Who is incorrect ?“ ………………

What did I think “back then” about this awesome disc from the Archives?! I mean it was the time of "GröleReggae" when everyone was trying to sizzla. Add to that the muffled and slack sound of VP records (which unfortunately didn't apply to the vocals) and the (to be honest) bad times of so-called neoreggae. The Archieves seemed to me like the salvation of the West. Unfortunately, they couldn't inspire me as much afterwards as they did with this debut (?).
Yes; and also this dignified one DubI can listen to the disc without any problems, but I'm not really enthusiastic either. It all sounds way too nice to me and most of the basslines only produce a tired yawn in my head. I guess I don't have the level either ;-) ...... I had a lot of fun with this – your – finding René.
Still, you can give the disc to yourself. For example in the elevator. Because I think that's the elevator Dubs from Umberto or was it the visionist for whom elevators are sometimes downright radical.

"There is much more to Dub“…………………… .. lemmi

Why so tight on the stars, colleague Wynands? I would have added another one, especially since Gil Scott Heron is mainly about one thing: His brutally realistic poetry, which is also reflected in the Dubs is given appropriate space. So I don't recommend the album as a soundtrack for breakfast or dinner, it would probably make you nauseous.

Apart from that, I agree with the review, but I would like to emphasize the very successful mix. Otherwise, Laurent Alfred's move Dubs towards Umberto Echo – Big People's Dub (to borrow the term Big People's Music)… in other words: excellent, whopping boredom.

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