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Trojan Dub Massive: Chapter Two
Bill Laswell
Trojan Dub Massive: Chapter Two
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Bill Laswell has been one of the most interesting producers to emerge since the 1980s. The variety of his adventurous projects is endless, ranging from various world musics to jazz, electronic, funk, punk, and rock. His la...  more »

     
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All Artists: Bill Laswell
Title: Trojan Dub Massive: Chapter Two
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 5/17/2005
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Reggae, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 060768049321

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Bill Laswell has been one of the most interesting producers to emerge since the 1980s. The variety of his adventurous projects is endless, ranging from various world musics to jazz, electronic, funk, punk, and rock. His landmark efforts in recent years have been his re-imagining of the works of Santana, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis, wherein he hyper-dubs original source tapes into music that is seamless, haunting, and surreal. Here he gets some of the finest source material in Jamaican dub music (stuff from the Trojan Records vaults by the Upsetters, Augustus Pablo, Prince Jammy, and King Tubby) and re-dubs them. With the original dubs already way out there, it's often hard to tell where the original dub leaves off and the new Laswell production begins, but it's apparent that he didn't radically rework these. This is the companion piece to Chapter Two and is definitely the heavier and weirder of the two discs, which is a good thing. --Tad Hendrickson

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Not Bad
Kenneth M. Goodman | Cleveland, Ohio United States | 05/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pretty good collection of Trojan dubs.
(Amazon take note: you seem to be only offering CD #2. Where is
#1?)
The only quibbles I have with these two CDs are:
I would have preferred more vocal-free tracks.
As is, about half the selections on both CDs are vocal-free and
excellent. Laswell shows good judgment, for example, in selecting
tracks like Throne of Blood and Fist of Fury.
My other slight problem: Those familiar with the original Trojan tracks might wonder...where is Laswell's presence? On the Bob Marley CD (Songs of Freedom) Laswell's touch is very evident...
but on these CDs...you have to wonder: what did he do besides just select tracks?
However, if you program for the vocal-free tracks on both CDs,
it's a nice little dub excursion."