Under The Spell Of Dub
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : -/3||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Listening to some of the latest Mad Professor's dub albums you easily get
the feeling that he cleverly sticks to a succesful formula, which makes that
much tracks and even complete albums sound quite similar. This, however, is a
well varied album embodying the different styles of dub that have
influenced Neil Fraser a.k.a. Mad Professor over the past 20 years or so.
With a divers range of styles, from original bass and drum like "Mental
bondage" to nineties drum and bass - "Robotronic" - this album is
a full proof that now, in the late 90's, many styles are under the influence
of dub ! Modern digital roots is also represented by "Mad Elaine", "Santero"
and "Brewing storm", whilst the old school analogue sounds of real
instruments stand proudly on "False curl girl", "Cracking the code" and
"Meltdown dub". "Theme from Darumba" and "Master race" wander
into Massive Attack territory of trip-hop.