Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Macro Dub Infection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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A near classic
Billy Pilgrim | Detroit-ish | 02/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please ignore the previous reviewer, who clearly does not know what he's talking about. "I like reggae, and something with a groove, and that's not what this is, so it sucks" is NOT A REVIEW. Likewise, criticizing the people who do like this, and have heard of these artists, has nothing to do with the music itself (and no one over the age of, I don't know, FIFTEEN should be using the word "poseur"). Just because YOU haven't heard of something does not make it obscure, it just means YOU haven't heard of it.
That said, if you ARE someone who has heard of Tortoise or Coil or Bill Laswell or Spring Heel Jack or Mick Harris, and likes similar artists, then you will not be disappointed by this. The Tortoise track alone is incredible, a blistering, dubbed-out, seven minute drum workout that is as strong as anything they've ever done. The tracks by lesser-known artists, such as Earthling and Bedouin Ascent, are equally strong, and there is an amazing consistency to this compilation as a whole. Despite the fact that these artists are working in different genres (ambient, drum and bass, trip hop, and yes, reggae), they all share a common dedication to experimenting with sound and dub techniques."
Dark and infectious
MrKillStar | santa cruz | 02/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"dub music is not for everyone, but this is a very good sampler of "digital" or modern dub. while it would have been great to hear these tracks mixed in with older dubs, the selections are dark and menacing, exploring the role of dub in the genres of reggae, trip-hop and drum n bass. beware, once you fall into these eerie and soundscapes you may never be the same again."
This is not DUB, but great ELECTRONICA
Catherine Mayfair | Canada | 02/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"it is true that those seeking true dub music will be disappointed. if u want some prince tubby, there is almost nothing here that would seem related. However, i think it is an amazing collection. There is a lot of great AMBIENT music on here, but if you want dancable tracks they are few. if you want to hear some intelligent electronic music, kick back with this collection. it is music to really listen to, or trip out on, but not partying boogy music."