Deadly, utterly unique dubware from the brand new collaborative project of Alter Echo and E3. Combining orthodox dub techniques and esoteric studio science with an Eastern sensibility and a love of vinyl archaeology, AE & E3 create tracks of extraordinary sonic detail and power, evoking Jamaica, North Africa, and deep space all at once.
Kufic Dub combines a storming, martial riddim and Middle Eastern strings with disorienting samples and echo chamber mayhem to create something entirely new and devastating for the dance and the headphones.
Anchored by a powerhouse steppers riddim, Dub Is Not Easy reels in the desert vibes and casts out a ghostly net that snares desert flute, rasta voice, binghi drums, haunted keys, tape rewinds and spectral effects that fuse to create something utterly transporting.
Alter Echo (AKA Sound Secretion, Josh Derry), has spent the last decade and a half working as a dub scientist of the highest order. Through his collaborations with DJ Spooky, Lee Perry, Mad Professor, Scientist, Twilight Circus, Dr. Israel, Systemwide and countless others, he has often worked as the Hidden Hand, perfecting and alloying disparate materials into wholly new dub forms. Alongside E3, he was one of the founders of world-renowned future-dub label BSI Records, and has released on labels including BSI, M Records, Six Degrees, Thirsty Ear, Sub Rosa, and Bangarang. AE has performed in the US, Mexico, Canada, France and Senegal.
E3 (AKA Ezra E. Ereckson) is a founding member of agit-dub band Systemwide and analog improv soundsystem Bucolic, ran BSI Records, and now runs ZamZam with Tracy Harrison. Collecting vinyl and practicing sample archaeology for 25 years, and DJing regularly for over a decade, E3 has shared the stage with many dub luminaries including Adrian Sherwood, Dub Syndicate, Scientist and Lee Perry.
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