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Old 06-20-2019, 10:02 AM
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Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
Electric chocolate Spacedub oozes along dirt roads at night on the outskirts of Mexico City, where a woman runs a kiosk made from an old truck cab at the gateway to a patch of dirt, and piles of old tyres sleep in the pale light of an all-you-can-eat diner… Altitude Dub rides a groove that glides, snakes, super-quakes along an eight-minute depth charge of a journey that finds Underworld in fully expansive, visionary form with a fusion of digital dub, Japanese freeform noise rock and the fevered intertwining of sax and violin.

“The track was conceived in my hotel room in Toluca, Mexico. It was one of those rare occasions where we had enough space and time, to talk, record and write together. On this particular day our conversation was inspired by a lifelong love of dub, and two talented German guys called Basic Channel who were making dub electronics in the early 90’s.” (Rick)

“The lyric for Altitude Dub came from a period in my life when it felt like I’d reached an impasse, and had to question my thinking as, once again, I set out to navigate the unpredictable seas of relationship mood swings” (Karl)

Altitude Dub features Ichirou Agata from Melt-Banana on electric atmosphere guitar, Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road on saxophone and Georgia Ellery from Black Country, New Road/Jockstrap on violin.



If you like… River of Bass, Song of Life (Lemon Interupt Mix), Sola Sistim... then Altitude Dub belongs to you.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:41 AM
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Re: Drift Ep 4 Part 5 - Altitude Dub
strange haven't gotten the download email yet.

got it!

bendy is the first thing that comes to mind.
very Bowie-esque

Last edited by crank; 06-20-2019 at 10:51 AM.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:16 AM
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Re: Drift Ep 4 Part 5 - Altitude Dub
Not hugely taken with this one. It's ok, but didn't grab me.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:54 AM
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Re: Drift Ep 4 Part 5 - Altitude Dub
the liner notes in Ep. 2 mentioned that they were working with Ichirou Agata - a neat tidbit that I'd forgotten about until just now


not sure what to think of this track, there's a very hypnotic quality to it but it's deliberately unsettling. I think a high-quality version would sound great - on the YT version the hi-hat is too loud and the bass is sorta buried. if you adjusted those levels it would really come alive.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:50 PM
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Re: Drift Ep 4 Part 5 - Altitude Dub
Toluca would put the composition date of this track in April 2017.
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:02 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
don't think they're playing to any of their strengths here.
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:54 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
This is a solid B-side. Nice stylistic departure. I like the horn elements in particular.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:09 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
A bit dull and definitely goes on too long. The violin and saxophone noodling especially at the end is just annoying tbh. Well it's not my cup of tea anyway.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:54 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
Veers worryingly close to sounding like a poor man's Peter Gabriel imho
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:01 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 4, Part 5 - Altitude Dub
i hear a little Radiohead freeform going on here
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