MAGNETIC LEARNING CENTER
Spreading the gospel of riddim far and wide is the aim of Teledubgnosis ("Tele" = far, across great distances/"Dub"= space, the drum and the bass/ "Gnosis" = esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth), who open a new chapter of dub for the 21st century. But don't let the name fool you--these dub warriors don't come with heavy concepts, rather heavyweight drums and bass.
The brainchild of master drummer Ted Parsons (Godflesh, Prong, Swans), knob-twirler Jason Wolford (Decadent Dub Team, Texas' answer to Tackhead) and talented multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist Greg Grinnell with guest bassist Tony Maimone (formerly of Pere Ubu), the "Teledubbies," as they are affectionately known around here, mash up the session with live instrumentation, ill electronics, and hands-on effects--like dub was meant to be done. Bear witness as Crescendos of dubbed-out hand drums dissolve into a John Bonham One-Drop grounded by a plodding bass, before lilting eastern melodies push you towards the stratosphere. And don't plan on coming back anytime soon!
Reminiscent of the 80s sonic excursions of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound stable, with the worldliness of Bill Laswell's Material, Teledubgnosis straddles the past and the future with an organic yet tech-savvy sound comparable to none. Sometimes dark, sometimes delicate, but always bubbling with riddim and unsuspecting twists and turns Teledub's radikal roots plunge deep into new exotic turf while staying firmly connected to King Tubby's family tree.
The CD includes 2 bonus remixes: "In Heaven, A Devil" by The Bug (aka Kevin Martin) and "80 Creeps" by Tech Level 2 (Justin Broaderick of Godflesh).
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