Collage by Cristiana Bucureci
On the last Bandcamp Friday the Sound of Art to Come Records have released a new Dub Jazz tune – Haos (Chaos)!
“On one occasion King Tubby invited me into a room at his house and I saw that he had an extensive collection of Jazz records. That was when it hit me that King Tubby’s genius for Dub was founded on his great love for Jazz. He had become a kind of Jazz engineer. In the sense that Jazz can have multiple themes and change into something else, King Tubby was making a kind of Jazz when he was creating Dub. He was breaking things down and going against the norm; he wasn’t doing things that were expected, he was echoing things out to oblivion, highlighting a phrase or a vocal, dropping everything out and bringing it back in again and making special sound effects. He was creating something completely different from what you had when you bought the original song.” From David Rodigan’s book My Life In Reggae
“Marius is the reason the Sound of Art to Come persists. Without him as a musical partner, our one release per month challenge would have been an impossible dream. This collaboration with Marius is a match made in Heaven as I highly respect him as a music artist, I love to spin his records and enjoy his humor. We are clearly on the same wavelength in this cursed Romanian music industry and if it wasn’t for his sonic ethics our output, songs and versions would have not reached the level they exist at.” Obeah
The Sound of Art to Come Records is a Transylvanian based record label, home of Dub, Electronic and Experimental music outcasts and exploring mavericks. Deep in the heart of Romania, SoAC transmits from the dimension of The Shape of Dub to Come. They curate, collage and remix Duppy dubs and Duppy riddims inspired by Jamaican horror film soundtracks.
After ten years of making eclectic music, the dub ghost musician from Romania has tuned-in to another frequency creating Lil Obeah from Transylvania. When it comes to his sound, he defines it as duppy dub from a parallel universe. Obeah works with professionals in the music business, from Bucharest-based producer Marius Costache of Studio148 to international stars like Dub Colossus, Transglobal Underground and Dreadsquad. His remix work includes local artists like Tony Baboon, Oigăn & Ana Ularu, international sound clashers like Dubmatix, Dub Pistols, Prince Fatty, Ghetto Priest and Denise Sherwood, but also fictional acts like Reefah Madniss from Berlin.
The artist considers Dub music sound art and aims to create a forever authentic Romanian horror film soundtrack with his songs and remixes.
Marius Costache is a music artist, studio engineer and Bucharest-based music producer. His passion regarding sound transcends the modern thin line of musical genre and steps into the world where sonic laws are meant to be just an example, not a path.
He is Discordless, performs with Environments and Febra and from his Studio148 has produced, mixed and mastered ambient music, electronic, hip-hop, post-rock, noise, folk, classical, jazz, post-hardcore and Balinese sounds for bands like Goran Bregovic, Mytrip aka Angel Simitchiev, Valerinne, Cyberian, White Walls, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, EMIL, COMA and labels like his own 148, dunk!records and our Bulgarian neighbors AMEK.
Bandcamp only release: https://soundofarttocome.bandcamp.com/music
Count Dubulah – duppy vocals
Lil Obeah – vocals, lyrics, samples, concepts
Marius Costache – production, mixing & mastering
Laura Benedek – electric bass
Adi Stoenescu – Keys, Piano, Organ
Winston Williams aka Horseman – Tobe, percuție
Marius Costache – keys, percussion, sounds
Collage and Art Direction by Cristiana Bucureci
All Lil Obeah vocals recorded by Marius Costache at Studio148
Special thanks to Nick Page Dubulah aka Dub Colossus
Special thanks to Rodion Ladislau Roșca aka Rodion G.A.
Mastered by Marius Costache at Studio148
All the best from Transylvania.