HEY-O-HANSEN - SNO DUB (LP)


"So where does this come from? Had they not broken up? What was the last one: "Sonn und Mond", that compilation album from 2009, tracing their long path from edgling Rocksteady roots to their very own twisted and charming concoction of alpine world dub chanson bliss? Wait, there was another, in 2010, again released on Pingipung, with brassy tunes and the feat of casually putting the dub back into dubstep: "We so horny", as if all the acclaim it was to meet from the serious crowd was just a joke. And then silence. They must have run out of ideas, right? End of the line, eventually, and mission accomplished. Well, ideas are a dime a dozen. They are not what it's all about. Austrodub, as they once succinctly put it, means total commitment, naivety, and not fearing failure Five years passed. Now this. What is it? It is crisp and icy, angular and brittle, mysterious and massive, crystalline and breathing. It is as free and tight as they've ever been, and it will rub you the wrong way for a while. You'll want to play it on 45. You'll wonder where that pull of heavy, empty space is coming from, so raw and different from their earlier ambition towards a smooth and luscious ow. You'll be tempted to call it electroacoustic dub. With rectangles. But it's not about genres. It wasn't about genres in 2010 either, when dubstep ended up serving as the foil. Here, Michael Wolf selected classic riddims as a basis for each of the tracks, to make clear that it's not about composition. Well what is it all about then, after all? We just said it: It's Austrodub." (Multipara)
in stock | US| 2016| HEY REC | 13.90


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