like "Apocalypse Then", the music
for this album was created throughout the
year 2006, and is released in december of
the same year. And it's an album centered
around a theme, too.
You could say, that "Reasonings In
Dub" takes off where "Apocalypse
Then" left us. The Dub mixing is more
intense, loads of vocals everywhere, and
there's a larger variety of different
The big difference with "Apocalypse
Then" however, is that all of the
sixteen tracks on this collection come with
vocal parts, and the last track even has
The album kicks off with an upfull steppers,
with some toasting to introduce both the
album and the artist, as well as the theme.
A theme which has to do with deep thinking
about mainly spiritual subjects as well as
reasoning on Message Boards.
Next up is a triple treat of some more
Steppers, increasingly in a more relaxed
vibe. Musical Meditations is an up-tempo
steppers, JAH Love In Dub comes with some
niceness in the form of harmony singing and
In The House Of Jah has it's own special
kind of vibe.
Roam In This Church is the first of a set
of five One Drop style Dubs. It kind of
matches with the previous track, and serves
a bridge from the Steppers to the One Drops.
Topically, "Your Faith Is Their Labour"
deals with exactly the same as "Roam In
this Church": go to crc.dubroom.org for
Many Message Boards, where people come to
reason together, have others come and try to
mash up the place with useless insults and
so on. In "Internet Language",
such people are called "Trolls".
And there's a saying: "Don't Feed The
Trolls". On an album dealing with
reasonings, a DUB for the trolls can't be
absent so here it is.
There's no reasoning without talking
about the music itself: on the Dubroom
Message Boards, for example, there's a lot
of lively debate about a wide variety of
spiritual topics but allways Reggae Music
plays a part as it's the petrol of the
engine of our souls... Therefore: the Reason
The fifth and last of the selection of
One Drops deals with another serious topic:
cokane. Unfortunately, this also happens
within circles of Reggae Lovers and it has
influenced both the music and the people in
a not too positive way.
No man, don't deal with "Insane
Cokane". Better meditate on the things
of JAH. Try to find out what the "Word
Of JAH" is, for example, by listening
to the next one, the first track in a line
of Dubs in a more Rub A Dub related style.
Or check out "The Great Dub
Debate". A rather heavy Dub with some
very strange reverse effects on the vocals.
It's followed by "Cybernautic",
another riddim in Rub a Dub style with even
more vocal transformations.
Next up is "Revelation Of The
Mystery": a few lines of singing but
the point is clear. The DUB mixing in this
one starts to herald what's up next:
gradually the intensity of the music is
increased again, even to a level beyond the
But first, there's a little more time to
contemplate on some of the most serious
topics: what are we going to say to JAH on
judgement day? "Dub Dis Dat Day"
is a future reminder! the music is easy,
even comes with some real violins but don't
let that fool ya into thinking we are
dealing with classical music here. After
all, we love Horns too, right?
Now we enter the final stage of the
album, where the last two track include some
serious warnings. "Bag O Wire Catch A
Fire" is based on a track which was
originally played by JAH Roots. The bassline
is created by heartical. It's a very intense
bassline, as intense of the DUB mixing.
The album closes off with a track in
original Messian Dread style: the music is
in "Hardcore DUB" style and the
chanting over it comes straight out of the
heart, revealing the meaning of the name
Messian Dread in several levels.
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Nuff said. Enjoy!