First full-length album from the Greek producer Jay Glass Dubs, which introduces some new details into the Glass Dubs mixture. For one, we hear yr man’s voice singing (as well as a guest spot from Yorgia Karid), and the general feel is very expansive. We also get the treat of some saxophone from Ben Vince. Epitaph is released by Bokeh Versions.
Vinyl LP £15.49 BKV023
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- Epitaph by Jay Glass Dubs
Epitaph feels like the absolute apex of Dimitris Papadatos' productions as Jay Glass Dubs. An artist that has been churning out his fresh re-vision of futuristic electronic dub music while keeping both quantity and quality consistently high.
For this long player, things are a little different in that he’s introduced his own vocals into the mix and it really works a treat. Imagine some fantasy session with Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald’s Rhythm & Sound unit collaborating with dream pop pioneers A.R. Kane and you’re somewhere in the realm of imagining where this music takes us. As ever, the production is consistently pristine throughout. Ten tracks in all - each super atmospheric and absorbing. A real pleasure to get lost inside this one for sure and hard evidence that the producer has more than a few tricks up his sleeve. I have to say I was sceptical when I read he was gonna be singing on this record, but the way he subtly integrates his vocals into his sound is brilliant, they become instrumental to the overall mood and he knows just exactly when and where to deploy them.
There is no ego - rather his voice becomes an instrument/additional layer of texture. There are also appearances from Greek vocalist and performing artist Yorgia Karid on the wonderfully ethereal 'Reckless' and Ben Vince contributes saxophone on 'Interlude I (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle)'. There’s a lot happening on this record, it’s dub, it’s ambient, it’s pop and it’s most definitely a keeper. Could almost be some long lost 4AD record recorded at the Black Ark.
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