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[Music] Azu Tiwaline – Draw Me A Silence Part. I

A very pleasant surprise came into my inbox today.  From Azu Tiwaline’s Bandcamp site:

Azu Tiwaline : It’s a new name for a new spirit. The one of a producer willing to find a new sound in her origins which take root in the Sahara and El Djerid region in the south of Tunisia. A sound from the desert, drawing on berberian and saharan transe music that connects human beings with Nature.

Peculiar translations and spellings aside, this album managed to hold my attention the whole way through. Thanks to being better connected to the world, we are beginning to hear more and more musicians come out of Tunisia and the Maghreb who are of an astounding quality. This is 21st Century Berber Music mixes techno, dub, and native Saharan rhythms. Fourth World music, updated.

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[Music] Ahmed Ben Ali – Subhana

I only expect the best from Habibi Funk, and I am not disappointed.  Ahmed Ben Ali is a Libyan musician who combines North African music with dub and reggae sensibilities.  Four tracks of bumping groove.

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[Music] Automat – Modul

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This year will be booming for new releases, and this one, in particular, has me very excited (I’m excited about all new music, but this…).

First, about Automat:

Automat are guitarist Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut, amongst others), drummer Achim Färber (Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub, Skip McDonald amongst others) and bassist Georg Zeitblom (known for his solo work and his collaborations with Fred Frith, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, J.G. Thirlwell, Pyrolater, as well as others). Since 2014, the trio has released the three studio albums »Automat,« »Plusminus« and »Ostwest« and collaborated with several central figures from the world of experimental music, amongst them Genesis P. Orridge, Schneider TM and Max Loderbauer. For their album »Modul,« released in 2019 through Compost Records, they have again worked together with Loderbauer and invited Paul St. Hilaire aka Tikiman, Lydia Lunch and Mika Bajinski to contribute vocals for the record.

I don’t think you could have a much more stunning introduction than this. The three of these musicians have so much history in improvisational, post-Industrial music, dub and Darkwave that a book might barely be enough to document.

The beauty of this record is the deep, dark, yet thoroughly relaxed groove. This is crisp, precise, focused groove, not the sort of thing one would find in Lee “Scratch” Perry’s wilder moments. Think more along the lines of Adrian Sherwood. The vocals are nearly magical, hazy, and you still manage not to get too lost in the moment.

Compost Records is known for putting out records that are consistently as close to perfect as you can get. They can be very proud of adding this one to the canon.

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[Music] Lee “Scratch” Perry – Makumba Rock

Powerful, punchy dub for the master of the genre, Lee “Scratch” Perry, courtesy of the legendary On-U Sound record label.  Amazing to hear this in such a heavy, clear recording.  My poor neighbors…

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[Music] A Future Without Borders: The Music of Suns of Arqa

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It’s thrilling to see Michael Wadada, mastermind of world-dub fusionists Suns of Arqa, get his due.  He was doing something along the lines of World Music far before many of his contemporaries, and he’s still going strong.

Read about his projects here at Bandcamp Daily.

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[Music] King Tubby – The Dubmaster Presents The Roots Of Dub

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.

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[Music] mcthfg – Korean Dub, Volume One

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)
tengger.net

mdbrkn
mdbrkn.bandcamp.com

Kuang Program is Taehyun Choi
www.kuangprogram.net

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[Music] Hoodna Orchestra – Yelben/Beza (Single)

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.

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[Music] Fred Lorca – Sonic Gringo

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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.

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[Video] King Tubby & Jacob Miller – Don’t Let Dub Fool You

Rather decent dub from one of the best in the genre, King Tubby.