September 2014 - It comes with the puristic
title "Strictly Analog Dub", but
Dutch Net Label Dubbhism does not deliver
that with this otherwise very interesting
and enjoyable free Net Album. No, this is
not the first negative music review in the
Dubroom. Confused? Read On.
purists -some would say fetishists- of all
kinds. Reggae purists, Dub purists, Analogue
purists, Digital purist, Vinyl purists, ah,
well you get the idea. The kind of purism
that's brought forward in this really nice
album is the analogue purity. That is to
say, analogue recording and effects purity.
Not all tracks are Dub, not all tracks are
Reggae, not all tracks are played with
analogue equipment. Unless you would call a drum computer
and other obviously sequenced stuff
analogue. Like these
So much for
the word strictly.
So, what do
we find on the 10-track album? Well, Dub.
Analog Dub. For the major part. The majority
of tracks are Reggae Dub tracks obviously
recorded and processed with things like a
Spring Reverb and Tape Echo. There are also
a couple of non-Dub Reggae tracks and a
couple of a more end 1980's-early 1990's
Dance/House Acid style.
nice, ire and well produced compilation
that's definitely worth to take up some
space in your collection of better
free/legal Dub and Reggae MP3 files.