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THE RED SHIFT (DELETED) WORDSOUND WSCD001
a compilation of label talent, charts a course through urban back streets, up mystical peaks, down the Nile, and into outer space.

SCARAB (DELETED) SCARAB WSCD002
A new chapter in dub begins with the self-titled debut by Scarab, a revolving cast of inter-galactic citizens (not musicians) who have been known to beat on a drum, blow on a sax, cut-up records on the turntables, or just tap two empty Heineken bottles together when nothing else is handy.

CERTIFIED DOPE, VOL. 1 (DELETED) CROOKLYN DUB CONSORTIUM WSCD003
Attention! Attention! Dub music is taking over. Nation to nation, station to station, the revolutionary rhythm is ruling the sound and wrecking the system. Heavyweight drum and bass to shake the foundation- no prisoners will be taken. We are assuming total control!

DUB IN FUSION (DELETED) QABALLAH WSCD004
Professor Shehab and Dr. Israel, two specialists on tenure at the Institute of Dubology, were taking a lot of flack from their learned colleagues over new directions in their research, which were threatening the established parameters of traditional dub.

THE SESHAMBEH PROJECT (DELETED) THE SESHAMBEH PROJECT WSCD005
Scarab, who ushered in a new generation of dub with their self-titled debut, returns with something even more bugging, for the beat-freaks who just can't get enough.

THE ILLNESS (DELETED) SPECTRE WSCD006
He's been lurking in the shadows for a long time now, terrorizing your subconscious mind with beats iller than an AIDS patient. He doesn't so much make music as he does break it, reducing (not producing) sound to its raw essence.

2000: A BASS ODYSSEY DUBADELIC WSCD007
"Then I looked , and on Mt. Zion stood the lamb, and with him were 144,000 who had his name and the name of his father written on their foreheads. I heard a sound from heaven like the noise of rushing water and the deep roar of thunder; it was the sound of harpers playing their harps. There before the throne, and the four living creatures and the elders, they were singing a new song. That song no one could learn except the 144,000, who alone from the world had been ransomed...." Revelation, 14:1-4

DREAD WESTERN ROOTS CONTROL WSCD008
Tired of digital dub? That slick, programmed, squeaky clean sound with the familiar four-to-the-floor house beat. Do you ever long for the glory of the golden age of dub, when King Tubby was creating infinite possibilities on a two-track and Lee Perry was burying reels of master tapes in his backyard to give them that added dirty appeal?

SEVEN TALES OF ISRAEL (DELETED) DR. ISRAEL WSCD009
Many are called but the chosen are few, so when Jah ready, you gotta move...

PSYCHOANALYSIS: WHAT IS IT? PRINCE PAUL WSCD010
What's the Oscar-nominated, extra-large, mack-producer supreme Prince Paul doing on itty-bitty, no-promotional budget-havin' WordSound, you ask? Well, he's been here since the beginning...

GROUNDED TO THE INNER CURRENT O.H.M. WSCD011
Many seeds of illness that have taken root in the shadow of Bill Laswell's Greenpoint Studios in Crooklyn are beginning to break out of the underground and take their rightful place in the Light: Introducing Producer K. Bennu (O.H.M.), pointman on the next frontier, who drops his debut release...

CERTIFIED DOPE, VOL. 2 (DELETED) CROOKLYN DUB CONSORTIUM WSCD012
Caught somewhere...Dark...A haze of paranoia is the shroud through which I see. Born in a vision of silt and murk... A burn feeds my mind. The fire numbs. I sink deeper. Beyond...Beyond...To the Other Side... where the Illness resides...

PSYCHOTROPICAL HEATWAVE PRINCE CHARMING WSCD013
...is a habit-forming holotropic hypnophonic lycanthropic biomorphic launch into a hyper-sensual libidinal hyper-space...

SUBTERRANEAN HITZ, VOL. 1 THE ILL SAINT PRESENTS WSCD014
...You just bought this tab 'cause of the picture. Never heard of the brand before, but your boy said it was bangin'. So you drop it.

EQUATIONS OF ETERNITY (DELETED) E.O.E. WSCD015
The coming millenium is little more than a paragraph in a hyper-realized history book already written.

EBN E SYNC EBN E SYNC WSCD016
Out of the chaos comes the moment of synchronicity. Recognition of such a moment results in higher evolution.

SEVEN SLOTEK WSCD017
"Seven is the symbol of mystery. It is a deep, strange unaccountable number which has a significance all its own" -Walter B. Gibson

TAPPING THE CONVERSATION THE BUG WSCD018
As the illness spreads to foreign lands, WordSound reaches across the globe to support our comrades on the Other Side in their subversive activities. Case in point: Sir Kevin Martin (Techno Animal, GOD, Ice) and DJ Vadim (Ninjatune hotshot) have been working in secret labs in Switzerland on a new kind of tracking device.

SECRETS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE SCARAB WSCD019
Eons ago, the seekers of truth gathered in the ruins to make rituals and tell the tales of the past and future. So too, did Scarab emerge from the ruins of Brooklyn with a vibration that transcended space-time.

INTERPRETIVE BELIEF SYSTEM (DELETED) HIM WSCD020
Drummer Doug Scharin (ex-Codeine, Rex, June of '44) inaugurated his new outfit, HIM, with the 12-minute "Chemical Mix" ...

DUB MELTDOWN (DELETED) BILL LASWELL/STYLE SCOTT WSCD021
It all happened on a dark and stormy night at Brooklyn's Greenpoint studios. Top-ranking bass twanger Bill Laswell meets legendary reggae sticksman Style Scott (Roots Radix, Dub Syndicate) for the first time...

LOADED WITH POWER SENSATIONAL WSCD022
Fall of '97, Crooklyn: Revenge of the underdog. Sensational rises from the Other Side.

SHAKE THE NATIONS VARIOUS ARTISTS WSCD023
WordSound has been quietly bombing the underground with the certified dope for three years now, and what better way to celebrate our 3rd anniversary than release a retrospective of the whole catalog--remixed.

THE SECOND COMING SPECTRE WSCD024
But it's time, once again, for his own brand of musical mayhem to continue as the Ill Saint returns...

SUBTERRANEAN HITS, VOL. 2 THE ILL SAINT PRESENTS WSCD025
Kicking off the new year with mad flavor and mad styles, Sub Hitz 2 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, with certified dope jams from Prince Paul, Afrika "Baby Bam" of the Jungle Brothers, DJ Rob Swift (X-ecutioners), and Scotty Hard (New Kingdom).

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT THE WEAKENER WSCD026
... a WordSound exclusive, is a spine-tingling trip through the dark dungeons of dub-hop.

BASS INVADERS (DELETED) DUBADELIC WSCD027
The wild ride into the outer realms of Bass continues as Dubadelic reignites the boosters of the Dubber-ship and heads to a planet just like Earth to save the day.

VEVE E.O.E. WSCD028
"To this day, many Indian sects hold that anyone who dreams that he/she is initiated has been initiated" -O' Flaherty, Dreams, Illusions & Other Realities

FANTASTIC VOYAGE PRINCE CHARMING WSCD029
"Lay with me play with me by the sacred city mountain valley view of the shimmering sea mouth awaiting mouth toe rings jingling elegantly sparkling diamond ring accessories moonlight reflecting on the river shimmering soft kind sly beautiful breathing...."

M-VIRUS METABOLICS WSCD030
Hailing from the Cypress Hill projects of East New York, Brooklyn, Metabolics (Mr. Dead and Big Pat) inhabit the creative left field of hip-hop in the good company of such trailblazers as Prince Paul and Kool Keith, and labelmates Sensational and Spectre.

HYDROPHONIC SLOTEK WSCD031
Divorced from the cult of personality and the trappings of the material world, where money, hype and sales figures are the only relevant factors, Slotek producer Special Dark set out to make an even deeper more meaningful album, but one that could not be ignored.

CORNER THE MARKET (DELETED) SENSATIONAL WSCD032
With its no-fi production values and offbeat flows, CMJ heralded Sensational's mind-bending debut as "The most bold and experimental hip-hop record of the last couple years."

CERTIFIED DOPE, VOL. 3 CROOKLYN DUB CONSORTIUM WSCD033
Through yet another transmutation, Crooklyn Dub Outernational emerges triumphant, once again, to expose the truth and to show and prove that Crooklyn is not a trendy zip code, it's a state of mind. And dub is not simply music. It is the gateway to The Other Side, where all things are possible.

THE RETURN OF KILL DOG E SCOTTY HARD WSCD034
He disappeared for a while and rumor had it that he went straight, but now the name of Kill Dog E. is being spoken in hushed voices on the streets once again.

THE END SPECTRE WSCD035
...we find technology running amok, the fabric of society quickly unravelling, Western culture in full demise, and fear and anxiety at a high point. Such is the perfect climate for the Ill Saint, otherwise known as Spectre, to wreak havoc on your mental plane.

SUBTERRANEAN HITZ, VOL. 3 THE ILL SAINT PRESENTS WSCD036
Membership in this elite academy of dangerous deviants is restricted to those unequivocally dope artists who are willing to take chances as they push hip-hop forward to the year 3000.

HEAVYWEIGHTER SENSATIONAL WSCD037
Quality hip-hop records are called "tight" for good reason: The production is rigidly calculated, the rhyme schemes scientific, the hooks precision-engineered.

BREAKBEAT MECHANIC LEON LAMONT WSCD038
Jungle....Drum'n Bass....Breakbeat....Tech-Step....Intelligent....We say: If it sounds good, what's in a name?

METABOLICS, VOL. 2: DAWN OF THE DEAD MR. DEAD WSCD039
Without the same big-money machinery behind him as the corporate clowns who masquerade as MCs, Mr. Dead enlisted an elite corps of beat alchemists--Prince Paul, Dan The Automator, Scotty Hard, Spectre, Bimos, and M. Sayyid (of Anti-Pop)--to chemically infuse his new album with the crucial ingredients to make it rough, raw, real, and addictive.

2 HYPE 2 WYPE HAWD GANGSTUH RAPPAHS WSCD040
"Nothing you've heard before is likely to prepare you for this trio of straight-up psychopaths"- Brian Coleman NY Freepress

THE MOVIE/THE SOUNDTRACK CROOKED WSCD041
2 hour-feature film on DVD and accompanying soundtrack on CD. Featuring Sensational, Anti-Pop Consortium, Scotty Hard, Spectre, Mentol Nomad, Prince Paul and many more.....

THE ORIGINAL SCORE CROOKED WSCD042
Original soundscape pieces created especially for the film. Featuring: Sensational, Spectre, Scotty Hard, Mentol Nomad, Bill Laswell

MENTALLICA MENTOL NOMAD WSCD043
Solo debut from one of the stars of Crooked.

NATURAL SHINE SENSATIONAL WSCD044
The star of Crooked blazes once again on his fifth, most bangin'est release

PSYCHIC WARS SPECTRE WSCD045
Savage beats for the sophisticated listener. The Ill Saint brings the pain once again, and nobody's safe.

MAGNETIC LEARNING CENTER (DELETED) TELEDUBGNOSIS WSCD046
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.

HYPNEROTOMACHIA (DELETED) PHILOSOPHY MAJOR WSCD047
"The Human heart is the ordnance of Murder - blood, blood, blood. Light and sound drain out of the world like befouled water, and a deep, black, expectant silence flowers in their absence. It is in joyful anticipation of a sunless Eden that my heart cries."

CERTIFIED DOPE, VOL. 4 (DELETED) CROOKLYN DUB OUTERNATIONAL WSCD048
Nine years ago, a loose collective of rebel souljahs calling themselves the Crooklyn Dub Consortium launched a new movement in sound with the seminal Certified Dope, Volume 1 (WSCD003), a compilation which defined a burgeoning style from the underground dubbed "Illbient" by the press. Once again, one-upping the downtempo dummies, the crooked knights--including Spectre, Scotty Hard, HIM, and Bill Laswell-- return to prove that good music will always outlive the hype. Available January 2004.

WS50: THE VIDEO ALBUM WSCD050
10th anniversary DVD. Includes the dubumentary, "The Greatest Thing You Never Heard," along with an exclusive Bill Laswell interview and 3 WordSound music videos. Limited edition of 1000. Get it fast cause this LAST RELEASE is sure to be a collectors item.

CROOKLYN DUB CONSORTIUM: CERTIFIED DOPE, VOLUMES 1 & 2 VARIOUS WSCD051
Available on double CD for the first time in 10 years! This is the series which launched NYC's ILLbient movement of the early 90s.

MADE IN BRASIL VARIOUS ARTISTS WSCD052
Forget about baile funk. These are the newest sounds emerging from the southern hemisphere. From hip-hop and dub to drum n' bass and electronica, Brasil has got some seriously exotic styles.

SENSATIONAL MEETS KOUHEI SENSATIONAL WSCD053
Punk meets Funk and Breakbeats in this cross-cultural critical beatdown. Recorded in 5 hours on a day off while on tour in Japan.

ACID & BASS SENSATIONAL & SPECTRE WSCD055
People asked for it. Here it is. Sensational. Spectre. Full-on collaboration. The meaning of the word 'crooked'.

DEATH BEFORE DYING SPECTRE WSCD056
Spectre. Music just like you want it. THIS is what you think of when you hear the name WordSound.

IT'S VERY STIMULATING (DELETED) PAUL BARMAN WSEP003
...this laughable, loveable, geekier-than-thou former Ivy-leaguer is about to become the joy of your world.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION SPECTRE/SENSATIONAL/DJ KLOS/MENTOL NOMAD WSLP049
Following his latest triumphant full-length, Psychic Wars (WSCD045), Spectre, The Ill Saint, continues the onslaught with Weapons of Mass Destruction (WSLP049), a collection of strictly hardcore, killa instrumentals. VINYL ONLY.

INTERNAL DYNASTY SPECTRE WSLP054
Spectre. 'Nuff said. DIGITAL and VINYL ONLY.

THE TRUE & LIVING SPECTRE WSLP057
Spectre's 9th solo release. Featuring Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest on the title track. Better get on it now. DIGITAL AND VINYL ONLY.

ENERGYS FIRN WSLP058
John C. Fernando is Firn, a young beatmaker, poet, and philosopher from Brooklyn, NY. His life, and untimely death on March 19, 2011, at the age of 17 has inspired much expression from the artistic community.
Free on Bandcamp.

THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST SPECTRE WSCD059
The mighty Spectre's 10th and final solo album. LP to follow on Germany's Small But Hard label.