Artwork Cristiana Bucureci
Lil Obeah, Extra Kool, Time, Calm & Daniel Punct present the Fearless Vampire Killers an ode to classic and contemporary horror film icons:
The video contains scenes from public domain classic horror films Nosferatu, Haxan, Vampyr, The Laughing Man, The Red Spectre, The Seventh Seal and A Haunted House.
Sound of Art to Come from Transylvania & Wormhole World from Lancashire present
Lil Obeah – Everyday Is Halloween CD
Produced, mixed, mastered by Marius Costache @ Studio148
01 – Duppy Theme
02 – Fearless Vampire Killers (ft. Time & Extra Kool)
03 – Zombie
04 – World-A-Vampire
05 – Transylvanian Hunger
06 – Dunkelheit
07 – Dead Don’t Dub
08 – Negru Voda
09 – Dub Of Night
10 – Armagiddeon
11 – Everyday Is Halloween (ft. Time & Extra Kool)
12 – Ghost Dance
13 – Dr. Jekyll & Monsieur Hyde (ft. Peter Harris & Fritz Catlin)
Dub music and Obeah art has constantly clashed with industrial rock, metal, tribal & hip-hop. The sounds of Killing Joke, Mark Stewart & The Maffia, Tackhead & Adrian Sherwood, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Alien Sex Fiend, Meat Beat Manifesto, Pop Will Eat Itself and their concepts have been a longtime inspiration to Obeah & Marius Costache.
Nothing is more blood pumping than life in the post-industrial, post-communist Carpathian mountains. So it was only natural for Lil Obeah to launch his third album Everyday Is Halloween on Halloween and dedicate it to the sound of industrial dub-reggae. This Marius Costache of Studio148 produced album features collaborations with Denver rappers Time & Extra Kool, who share Lil Obeah’s passion for horror films & soundtracks, Vilnius based producer, bass player Boris Kulenovic of Mei Tei Sho fame, currently in Afrodelic, UK Dancehall MC Horseman aka Winston Williams on drums frequent Mad Professor collaborator, Peter Harris collaborator of Lee Scratch Perry on bass, guitar, backing vocals, Fritz Catlin of 23 Skidoo on percussion, bow bass and Alexandru Stoica of Anton Pann Ensemble on oud.
Obeah considers Dub music sound art and aims to create a forever authentic Transylvanian horror film soundtrack with his songs and remixes.
„Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombie it makes are us.”Mark Fisher
„Out here on the perimeterMark Stewart
Nobody can hear you scream
La-la-la-la la-la-la la-la
A dictator’s wet dream”
„I am Zombi, Ceaucescu’s wet dream.”Obeah
Bucureci Obeah is a curator, musicologist, art director and entrepreneur with decades of experience in radio, music & visual art. His portfolio includes multi-media projects Creionetica, Tunesinourheads, Abator Industries, Crowd Control, Black Rhino Music & Radio & A4Activism. Bucureci was a collaborator of Radio Guerrilla, Electronic Beats by Telekom and is a graduate of architecture, art & design.
Sound of Art to Come Records is his Transylvanian platform & record label, where dub, industrial, post-punky reggae, hip-hop, electronic & experimental artists from all over the world are brought together. From the heart of Romania, they offer a monthly transmission of art through a unique selection of artworks, collages, music & remixes inspired by the intersection of Pop Art, multi-culturalism & horror soundtracks.
Sound of Art to Come have partenered with the UK-based NGO/ label from Lancashire – Wormhole World, to put out their artists catalog on CD in the UK & surrounding areas and connect their audience with dub, industrial, post-punky reggae, experimental music.
Inspired by his mentors, Rodion G.A. & Mark Stewart of The Pop Group & The Maffia, after ten years of making eclectic fusion music, Lil Obeah from Transylvania has tuned-in to another frequency. When it comes to his sound, he defines it as duppy dub world music from a parallel universe. Obeah works with professionals in the music business, Bucharest-based producers Marius Costache of Studio148 & Petru Barladeanu and international veteran world music producers Tim Whelan & Hamid Mantu of Transglobal Underground and much-missed dub master Nick „Count” Dubulah of Dub Colossus.
His remix work includes local artists, international sound clashers like Lee Scratch Perry & Dubokaj, Dubmatix, Dub Pistols, Prince Fatty, Ghetto Priest, Transglobal Underground, Dub Colossus, The Membranes, Denise Sherwood, Yann Tiersen, Oigăn & Ana Ularu, Nico G & Kali & Shabbos Ranks.
He is inspired by the strangest Romanian sounds, ranging from weird experimental authentic local dub to traditional reggae-dub with ska and folk-rock influences, music, and records released near the Black Sea from the 1960s to the present.
Without any live performances Obeah’s music was played all over the world by legends like Dennis Bovell, Steve Barker and Don Letts on: BBC 6 Music, BBC Lancashire, Soho Radio, The Music Galaxy Radio, Radio Buena Vida, Australia’s National Roots’n’Reggae Show, Culture Dub from Poitiers, Berlin’s Zonic Radio, Poland’s Czwórka and Belgium’s Dub Front.
Lil Obeah – vocals, concepts, samples
Marius Costache – production, programming, sounds
Horseman – drums, percussions
Boris Kulenovic – bass, guitar, synths
Time – rap vocals
Extra Kool – rap vocals
Tony Allen – ghost drums
Coshmelin – synths
Alexandru Stoica – oud
Peter Harris – bass, guitar, backing vocals
Fritz Catlin – percussion, bow bass