The dubby sounds of King Tubby are blasting away tonight, either terrorizing my poor roommates or making converts out of them. I’ll find out tomorrow.
Though credited to Korean composer mcthfg, this release is actually a compilation featuring three of South Korea’s finest dub technicians. From the Bandcamp site:
South Korea has a vibrant, amazing group of underground artists, and this album is dedicated to them.
Tengger is Itta (Indian Harmonium, Voice and Toys) and Marqido (Synthesizer)
Kuang Program is Taehyun Choi
Ethiopian music is doing rather well in Israel, if this new single by the Hoodna Orchestra is any indication of what’s going on there. The first track is a warm paean to old 60s and 70s music out of Addis Ababa, and the next is pure dub meatiness.
Imagine if DAF discovered cumbias in the 1980s with lo-fi equipment, but made up for it with a high, hazy, nearly psychedelic level of energy? Friends, I give you Fred Lorca, a composer originally from Argentina who had been residing in Spain for some years, and is, perhaps, once again residing in the Southern Cone.
This album isn’t imbued with kitschiness like, say, Señor Coconut. Think Yello, as this has a driving, danceable rhythm while maintaining its focus. That doesn’t mean it’s all serious, as there are small, cheeky interludes, and a feeling of a gang-land soundtrack in these rhythms.
Rather decent dub from one of the best in the genre, King Tubby.