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the quasi dub development (feat. lee ''scratch'' perry and lady ann) - little-twister vs stiff-neck (12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // the quasi dub development
LABEL // pingipung (de)
CAT // ping040lp


LP version. The Quasi Dub Development (QDD) was founded as a collective by Luca Fadda and F.S. Blumm. The QDD love dub, obviously, but they play it by hand with their many instruments and effects, instead of working in the studio along the classic post-production methods of the genre. Their friendly, handmade "Quasi Dub" is both experimental and accessible. This sound has convinced none other than one the pioneers of the dub genre, Lee "Scratch" Perry, to make an appearance on "Let's Communicate." The name of the album is derived from two comic characters that are meant as an ironic comment on the narrowness of the dub scene: "Stiff-Neck" stands for the intolerant side of the reggae music scene. For him, the music has to stay as it always was, with big egos and always the same off-beats. The "Little-Twister" is a lateral thinker who likes to make things happen with a considerable amount of humor. No question about who is going to win that battle for the Quasi Dub Development. Following Little Twister's approach, the band works as an open, modular project: Luca Fadda is an electrified trumpet player in New York, runs a club, and organizes the yearly ESE Festival for electronic music. The Berlin-based guitar player F.S. Blumm recently released his eighth solo album Up Up and Astray on Pingipung. He mainly plucks the sub-bass for the QDD. Besides contributions from Victor Rice and Sub Atomic Sound System, several drummers (e.g. Sven Kacirek), and Jason Candler as brass section, it is mainly the outstanding vocals that strike the listener on this album. Next to Lee Perry the Grande Dame of Dance Hall, Lady Ann, toasts on three tracks.

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