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New DUBCON album (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key)

Postby Twilight Circus » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:28 am

UFO Pon Di Gullyside

When Twilight Circus meets electronic music legend cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy)

Seriously left-field dub action with special guests Sly Dunbar, Style Scott, Skully, Mykal Rose and more...

Beamed in from space using the dub beacon

Listen to the dub blasts here: http://bit.ly/1eFVHjQ

Also available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1fStucy

CDs direct from the label here: http://bit.ly/1czsDwA

Tips: Gone Orbital, Green Fire & Outerspace



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Re: New DUBCON album (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key)

Postby Twilight Circus » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:18 pm

Now on Bandcamp - streaming / lossless files!

http://metropolisrecords.bandcamp.com/a ... -gullyside

What happens when legendary electronic musician cEvin Key (Download, Skinny Puppy, PlatEAU) gets together with Ryan Moore, a former member of The Legendary Pink Dots turned acclaimed dub and reggae producer? Some serious Outerspace Dub jams! The duo turned on their interstellar beacon and the incoming transmissions were decoded and recorded in the Hollywood hills at Subconcious Studios. Prepare for the interstellar voyage!
released 22 October 2013
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Re: New DUBCON album (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key)

Postby Twilight Circus » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:17 pm

http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=7997
The stylistical versatility of Canadian-born (even if he moved to The Netherlands in 1991) musician Ryan Moore, former member of The Legendary Pink Dots (never totally abandoned as his recent collaborative release with Edward Ka-Spel on Tourette label could testify), who has finally reprised his dub-translucent project Twilight Circus Dub Sound System after a ginormous pile of releases and a massive musical training on jamaican recordings , and multifaceted electronic talented skinny puppy Kevin William Crompton aka cEvin Key aka Download was already ascertained by respective previous works. They've finally flowed into one another by laying the foundation of DUBCON, which flies over dub territories and breezes in the hearts and minds of the lovers of the genre by means of a wise buffing of cauldrons for amalgamations of heavyweight and electronic dub with impressive electronic tricks, which sounds like an enhanced reshuffle of that kind of electronic dub which got mainly spread from UK and Germany in the 90ies (I could mention Zion Train, Funki Porcini, Dubstar, Transglobal Underground, African Headcharge, AlphaOmega, power Steppers, Dub Syndacate and many others) and the tracks where this electronic enhancement is more clearly audible are the best ones according to my ear response since the initial warm-up "Outerspace" where a shredded electronic bruising blends echoed vocals, slapped claps, resounding plops and pad-synth-driven gusts as well as on following tracks like "Zion Cluster" (featuring Sly Dunbar on drums), where they let some classic dub elements sizzle into an electric buzz, "Moment In Space", where banging clap and kick drum render the typical "shot in the dark" effect, "Project Sign", where alien decomposition of the genre could sound advanced before you listen the following stages such as the oxidized ligaments of "Dubbrain", the pressurized punches of "Farstar", the slick interferences on the title-track "UFO pon di gullyside" or the entrancing plasmic mush of the final "Gone Orbital". Very good jamming!
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Re: New DUBCON album (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key)

Postby Twilight Circus » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:21 pm

http://regenmag.com/reviews/dubcon-twil ... gullyside/

Ambient and spacey, while groovy and tranquil, this electrified take on dub music from two masters of electronic music is perfect for drifting amid the heavens.

Having spent the last three decades working as guest musicians on each other’s respective bands, Ryan Moore and cEvin Key finally have come together to form DUBCON and, true to its name, present their own trippy and electrified brand of dub music. As spacey and as ambient as Download while retaining the bass driven groove of Twilight Garden, DUBCON’s UFO Pon Di Gullyside is an eclectic helping of sound and rhythm. Beginning with the skittering electronic movements of “Outerspace,” the snaps of claps and snares along with the washes of fading fuzzy pads clearly evoking Key’s work in both Download and Skinny Puppy, while Moore’s sparse but bouncy, almost funky bass moves us along at a tense but steady pace, the album is as hallucinogenic as any toke can be. Throughout the album, heavily manipulated voice samples distort and mangle in the ether, barely coherent amid the sonic haze of tittering electronics and warbled beats as is the case on tracks like “Heliosphere” and “Green Fire.” Some tracks are a touch more frantic than others, such as in the IDM-esque “Dubbrain” as sounds reverberate at varying speeds to produce an intensely disorienting effect while the almost orchestral stabs that encompass the melodic accompaniment of “First Contact” play a harsh counterpoint to the relaxed assortment of hand drums and skittering synths. Renowned drummer Sly Dunbar of Jamaican duo Sly & Robbie lends his tranquil, almost jazzy percussive flourishes to “Light It Up” and “Zion Cluster,” his chill style keep the listener grounded while the controlled chaos of samples and electronics, along with occasional thrums of reggae guitar produce a swirling vortex of audio bliss. Even on the title track, with a beat so infectious that this writer challenges you not to bop your head, complete with a harmonic synth lead that evokes images of tropical environments; it’s a highly energetic helping of electro/dub, and yet dancing is almost out of the question due to its languid tempo. As cosmic as the opening track, “Moment in Space” is perhaps the most frenetic track on the album with its harsh beat and distorted layers making it the most reminiscent of Download, while the closing track brings us full circle as Michael Rose returns to lend his light but emotive voice to the warped synths and snapping, crackling, popping rhythms leaving one adrift in the heavens. With Ken “Hiwatt” Marshall and Dre Robinson lending their skills at various points along the journey, UFO Pon Di Gullyside will surely please longtime fans of Key’s and Moore’s collective work, bringing together some of the finer elements of the two musicians’ styles. Providing an excellent electronic take on dub, this album is – in a word – jamming.
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