1/  Crooklyn Dub Syndicate                     (Laswell,Scott)               8.02
  2/  Fourth Column                              (Laswell,Scott)               8.12
  3/  Aeon                                       (Laswell,Scott)               8.06
  4/  Emergency At the Plant                     (Laswell,Scott)               4.43
  5/  Radioactive Dub                            (Laswell,Scott)               7.33
  6/  Fallout                                    (Laswell,Scott)               7.55
  7/  A Greater Source of Power                  (Laswell,Scott)               7.42
  8/  Melting Pot Dub                            (Laswell,Scott)               7.23

          Recorded at Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, New York
          Science: Robert Musso
          Math: Brother J
          Mixed at Greenpoint Studios and Orange Music, West Orange, New Jersey
          Tracks 1,4,5,7 and 8 mixed by The Eye
          Tracks 2 and 6 mixed by Bill Laswell
          Track 3 mixed by Prof. Shehab
          Produced by Bill Laswell
Bill Laswell: bass, loops, fx; Style Scott: drums; Capt. Kowatchi: percussion; Professor Shehab: samples; The Eye: chronic, sounds, pressure.

          1997 - WordSound (USA), WSLP021 (Vinyl)
          1997 - WordSound (USA), WSCD021 (CD)


Laswell covers the bass, Style Scott takes the drums, and a few friends help fill out this rambling exploration of the dub.

And what a trip. Laswell and Scott provide an ever-evolving rhythm base, and the other folks (including Laswell) overdub lots of creative soundscape materiel. The base of all these songs are real-time instruments, but the flight is provided by some fine electronic tricksters.

The songs are long and drawn out, and in this particular case, that is precisely the way to travel. This way, the musical ideas are given time to fully germinate, providing a full bloom of gorgeous power by the finish.

Precisely the sort of recording I count on from Wordsound. Ever more creative ways to use technology and talent to create sound sculptures that are best appreciated by an open and curious mind. Not just a dub meltdown, but a mutation of the dub in the best sense. Very exciting.

Jon Worley (courtesy of the Aiding & Abetting website)