One of the best albums I've ever listened to. Awesome production and musicianship of the highest order. Very hard to pick a favourite track but the bass line in Dhaka Corinthia just shades it...
Dub Trees, the ambient dub collective led by legendary music producer Youth, happily announce the new album ‘Celtic Vedic’ on Liquid Sound Design.
Dub Trees is one of Youth’s most revered dub projects, it helped define the Liquid Sound Design sound that fans around the world hold dear. Youth is joined by his long time heavyweight cohorts Jah Wobble (PiL) and Matt Black (Coldcut) for a welcome return to the cutting edge electronica that the Liquid Sound Design roster pioneered back in 2000.
‘Celtic Vedic’ came about after Youth was asked to headline the opening night at Ozora festival, Hungary in 2015. It features many field recordings made by Youth on his various Indian odysseys, and promises unchartered bass annihilation and heliotropic soundscapes. Pounding basslines are overlayed on 3D holographic beats and wrestle with serpentine melodies and psychedelic textures.
Youth has assembled a host of collaborators to weave their labrynthine magic on ‘Celtic Vedic’: Jah Wobble on bass, Matt Black on warped soundscaping duties, Galician Celtic pipe and flute player Daniel Romar, Bollywood contemporary Indian singer Shridevi Keshavan and Elfic Circle (Celtic Bardic harpist Andrea Seki, Fabrice De Graef on bansuri flute and Catherine Dreau on tubaphone).
The ‘Cerronnos Dub Rituals’ EP, which was released to acclaim by Dub Trees earlier this year, is now followed by the last piece of this mystical puzzle ‘Celtic Vedic’, which charts the journey of the Celt from Northern India to Snowdonia. The idea stems from Youth’s firm belief that there is a strong correlation between Celtic and Vedic cultures and their Northern Indian roots.
released June 10, 2016
Special Thanks to:
O.B.O.D, Ginny and Bashira , Ozora , Renato Revelii , Big Life ,
Robin Triskele, Goz, Andrew Weatherall, Nina Walsh, Matt Black, MixMaster Morris & All the musicians and contributors
Shridevi Keshavan - voice,
Gerry Diver - Fiddle / Irish whistle
Jah Wobble - Bass,
Eddie Bhanda - Tabla, programming
Daniel Romar - bagpipes , flutes , recorders,Summerian Pipes,
Andrea Seki - Harp,
Fabrice De Graef - Irish Bansuri
Catherine Dreau - Tubaphone,
Lisa Knapp - Voice,
Wadada - Sitar,
Michael Rendall - Keys programming
Youth - Keys/Bass/Harmonium.
Engineers and programming:
Youth, Michael Rendall, Luke Fitzpatrick, Jamie Graishon, Eddie Bhanda, and Tom Graishon.
In 1998, Youth (Martin Glover) decided to set up, LSD - Liquid Sound Design as Dragonfly's sister label, specialising in
chilled out soundscapes, sonic beats and mellow grooves. LSD was as natural progression for Dragonfly keen to create an outlet for more experimental and down-tempo music as well as satisfying the demand for the post club chill out sounds....more
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For me, it reminded me of trips that I'd had, where sounds were weirdly distorted, like this track
As always, fellow space monkeys, put on your headphones, and wiggle them into position, so you can easily discern the left/right separation. Love. brian0scattergood0