NO DUB - a collection of solo works

by various artists

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about

Originally released on cassette in 1993. NO DUB is a compilation of solo performances without the benefit of overdubbing or electronic sequencing. The result is a look at what these home tapers could create in one the most demanding ways of playing music - live solo performance.

"Not unlike most compilations, some of No Dub makes me want to hear more from the particular artist, while other parts make me want to push the fast forward button without turning back. What's most commendable and unique about this tape is that all the performances were done totally live; there was no overdubbing or electronic sequencing used (hence the name "No Dub"). The performances range from a guitar solo, to an improvisation on the harmonium (Indian pump organ), to a vocal piece about an autopsy on a dog. Nothing really blows me away, but there's a few peaks - Ken Lee contributes a very emotional piano solo entitled "Yearning", and there's a pretty cool drum set solo by John Herron. My main complaint is there's too many performances that are either too silly (Little Fyodor's "Songs I Like To Sing") or just too out-there (Don Malone's "No Dub Lamp") for my taste." -- Kim Ware-Mathews / Gajoob

credits

released June 1, 1993

Compiled by Eric Hausmann for Spilling Audio

Spilling Audio #33

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