1/ Open the Gates (Blood) 7.29 Blood 2/ Valley Dub (Moore) 3.01 Twilight Circus 3/ Life (Fernando) 5.21 Roots Control 4/ Off (Sir Positive) 6.06 Sir Positive 5/ The Mystery of Shape Changing (Laswell) 5.36 Bill Laswell 6/ Over Half the World (Martine) 4.58 Layng Martine 7/ Death & Resurrection in the King's Chamber (Scarab) 4.20 Scarab 8/ Probe (Nu Seeka) 2.30 Nu Seeka 9/ U llllik annog m'I edud hciR Dub (Charming,Major) 3.08 Lovecraft Technologies 10/ Dusk Til Dawn (Special Dark) 6.02 Slotek 11/ Holy Dub (Harding) 4.55 Scotty Hard 12/ Proton (Martin,Cochrane) 6.24 The Bug 13/ My Dub Weighs a Ton (Fernando) 5.34 spectre Track 1 recorded at The G., Crooklyn Track 3,10 and 13 recorded at The Sanctum, Crooklyn Track 4 recorded at The Bass Boutique, Cologne, Germany Track 5 created at Orange Music, West Orange, New Jersey Track 6 recorded at Studio 909, Seattle, Washington Track 7 recorded at The Other Side, Crooklyn Track 8 recorded at The Basin, Crooklyn Track 11 recorded at Hardwood Industries, Crooklyn Track 5 engineered by Robert Musso Track 1 produced and mixed by Tony Maimone Track 2 produced by Ryan Moore Track 3 produced by The Eye Track 4 produced by Sir Positive Track 5 produced by Bill Laswell Track 6 produced and mixed by Layng Martine Track 7 conjured bt The High Priest Track 8 produced and mixed by Nu Seeka Track 9 produced and mixed by Prince Charming and Philosophy Major Track 10 produced and mixed by Special Dark Track 11 mangled by Scotty Hard Track 12 produced by The Martian Track 13 reduced and jinxed by The Ill Saint Sub Command: SKZA Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC(1) Christian Duatresme: vocals, organ, guitar, dumbeck; Doug Scharin: drums; Tony Maimone: bass, synthesizers, effects; (5) Bill Laswell: sounds, beats, bass; (6) Layng Martine: bass, beats; Lori Goldstein: cello; Steve Moore: Wurlitzer, trombone; Gota: groove activator; Paul Pimsler: guitar; Jon Hyde: pedal steel; Kevin Goldman: voice samples; Daniel Tashian: keyboards.
1999 - WordSound Recordings (USA), WSLP033 (2 x 12") 1999 - WordSound Recordings (USA), WSCD033 (CD)
Well, this is just the dub side of the works (or the "Crooklyn Dub Outernational" side, as the disc says), but it's more than impressive. What all the acts here show is that a genre or sound should be merely the starting point, not an all-inclusive and limiting structure.
See, this disc is all dub, and while there are elements that each track shares, often enough it would also be quite easy to say that no track sounds at all like another. The creativity is the thing, and this set has that. All that.
So don't think of this as merely another dub collection. This does come from the mighty Wordsound laboratories, after all, so you know the concoction is of the highest quality. Trust and ingest.
Jon Worley (courtesy of the Aiding & Abetting website)