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June 11, 2011 12:18 am

Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender

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Dub Colossus

Dub Me Tender

(Yeka Sub City Recordings)

Dub Colossus’s recent Addis Through the Looking Glass emphasised the Ethiopian side of the project; this warm artisanal vinyl album is its dubber shadow.

The songs fold in and back on themselves like kneaded dough; “Uptown Top Ranking”, versioned as “Satta Massagana”, stripped back to echoing piano punctuation, refuses ever to surrender to the rhythm’s lazy swing.

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