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Monday 8 May 2023

Bank Holiday Monday Long Song

Bob Marley remixed by Bill Laswell, ambient dub par excellence, for your bonus Bank Holiday anyone? You can't turn that kind of offer down can you?

Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)

If the temptation of this languid, sumptuous, utterly absorbing ten minute Bill Laswell reworking of Bob Marley weren't enough, I could add that the source material for this mp3 is a pair of CDs Andrew Weatherall burned when he went to DJ at The Beat Hotel, two CDs of the highest quality dub you can imagine. The CDs were uncovered recently and shared with The Flightpath Estate and the mp3 of Rebel Music was copied from there to here- so there you have it, a coronation treat, your own Weatherall/ Marley/ Laswell ambient dub mp3.

The remix is originally from a 1997 album titled Dreams Of Freedom (Ambient Translations Of Bob Marley In Dub). I can recommend the whole thing, the entire eleven song album is an ambient dub treat- but the remix of So Much Trouble In the World, fading in with found sound and then hand drums and ambient orchestral strings is currently flipping my lid. 


Khayem said...

Thanks, Adam, just what the doctor ordered. I meant to track down this album a while back, having got the similarly satisfying Laswell translations of Mile Davis, but it slipped off my radar. Thanks for the reminder, even more keen to get it having heard these couple of samples. And the Weatherall connection is a lovely addition.

The Swede said...

These two tunes are absolutely sublime.

thewalker said...

Lovely words on lovely noises.
I'm a big fan of the Laswell Miles Davis re-fix album. SO well into checking this out.