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Thursday, Oct 29 2009 | 18:09 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

6397For the Embassadors’ second album on Nonplace Hayden Chisholm has come up with 7 instrumental jazz dub originals. Burnt Friedman is mixing and co-producing these tracks.

Hayden’s tenor sax, hammond organ, and steel drums are supported by Jochen Rückert (drums) und Matt Penman (bass), just like on Root 70’s “Heaps Dub” album (nonplace20).

There are no ‘solos’ as such on this album, the grooves are steady and the developments take place not in the melodic voices but in the sounds themselves, as they are worked on in the mix, drawing on the tradition of dub music. Most of the voices are processed and there is a great attention to detail in the sound. The pieces are given ample time to unfold, though there is seldom any part repeated without some variation. In other words, the aesthetic principles of this music have little to do with those of ‘jazz’ …


01. Sierra Alone
02. Interlude
03. Iboga Dreamtime
04. Dagaz Eterna
05. Polar Sexus
06. Albino Maori Dub
07. Desdemona Breathes
08. Big Amen

The album The EmbassadorsCoptic Dub” (Nonplace) is going to be released November 20, 2009.

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