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Champagne Dub: Sound w/o Intention

‘Drops’ by Champagne Dub

The sound you get when rhythms of various parts of a composition are complementary but not exactly locked together. The slight time/groove shift is really expansive and liberating.

This is one of the strongest avant garde albums I’ve heard in years. The powerful bass lines delivered by Ruth Goller shape this experiment in polyrhythm into some kind of coherent whole; it is the rubber tying it all together.

Bandcamp Liner Notes:

Champagne Dub is a collective of selected artists who come together to practice psychedelic dub rituals.

The project was conceived by drummer and producer Betamax (the comet is coming, Soccer96) who makes a nod to a range of influences through Free-Improv, Psychedelic Post Punk, English Folk, Performance Art and 70s Dub.

However the band also draws on the teachings of Zen Buddhist philosophy, to create sound without intention, to capture and dub the natural shape of subconscious intuitions.

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