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Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:45 pm
by Jonathan E.

On Amazon UK at or from the source at

I'm kind of annoyed have shelled out mucho dinero for the "exclusive" only-500-copies vinyl version a few months ago. Of course, this has added tracks. Dub Colossus know how to play the likes of me. Twang go the strings of my heart. Zing goes whatever credit I have left to my bank account.

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:40 pm
by kk
yeah, it is a bit annoying, but to be fair to them the CD is priced at the lower end of the spectrum... looking forward to it anyway (finally will be able to listen to it - so far I was only be able to look at it)

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:19 pm
by Jamie Renton
In all fairness to Dub Colossus, my understanding is that originally the record company weren't going to release this, so DC put it out themselves (hence the limited edition).

Also, having heard the versions on both formats, I can assure you the vinyl sounds much, much better. This kind of old style analogue dub needs the extra depth only a good thick bit of vinyl can provide. I'm not usually fetishistic about such things, but it really does make a difference in this case. some consolation for you there Jonathan.

Volume 2 is worth a listen in its own right. With jazzier and more experimental tracks, but all still in a dubwise style.

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:35 am
by Jonathan E.
I look forward to doing my own A/B on the vinyl/CD continuum. Thanks for the consolation for now, Jamie. I'm sure it'll be alright on the night, right?

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:23 pm
by gary booth
I read somewhere that Vol 2 on vinyl is released in September.

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:36 pm
by Invisible System
Vinyl has a similar quality of rareness and subtlety to me as a ribbon microphone does.

I had the smallest limited edition vinyl pressing of Invisible System's Ethiopian/Jamaican/UK fusions ever made I think at xmas.

It consisted of one 7inch and one 12inch from my Malian wife to me as a christmas present.

The thrill of looking at the grooves, watching it turn, the warm bass and kick drum and even the rolled of high end was fantastic. Hiss and scratch, well, I have the CDs etc so it was very much worth it. Vinyl is like a ritual, and a good one.

Having said that, sadly? Our new release (which I have not publicised much and to be honest had forgotten about this forum) was a download only EP just after xmas. The Cauldron E.P. offering Ethiopian/Jamaican psy dub reggae, Ethiopian/UK post punk, Azmari fusions and Jamaican acid pop.

It really went against the grain to only release as a download but it is cheaper, easier, you don't have to use another credit card to pray for pressings and pray cd sales are good enough these days to pay it back etc etc. Also I am 40 this year and all my music tech/production students (I teach here are 17/18 and they have made me wise to the new age of music purchasing!

The downside is reviews can be harder (although the financial times reviewed it and I didn't try very hard as this was a low key release and I haven't looked for other reviews), that mp3 quality sucks in many ways (but anyone who buys it can ask me for a wav download), and the artwork options are terrible. They only accept one JPEG. And the art is a very important of albums. But then albums are kind of gone as the youth pick individual tracks then download them (often without paying) so we have to adjust.

I like vinyl and dub. I can't comment on the DC album as I have not heard it or the last one they made so I plead ignorance!

For the new EP though try this as you can hear it here and watch it being made in Ethiopia at the same time in my studio:) There is other footage there. This is the studio at my home where I created and recorded Invisible System and Dub Colossus. Enjoy. ... ature=mhee

Re: Dub Colossus — Dub Me Tender (Vol 1 + 2)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:43 am
by Jonathan E.
Dubberly — but still haven't had time to do the A/B.