September 2014 - Digital download, vinyl,
CD, or a combination: the formats vary, the
source does not. That source being the UK
DUB Twins Alpha and Omega with a brand new
release on their Steppas Records label. Nine
vocal tracks featuring a world wide group of
singers alongside their DUB counterpart
carrying the unmistakable Alpha and Omega
is Alpha and Omega and Alpha Steppa: yes,
the next generation. Son and nephew, to be
out of the way, let's talk about the music.
Thundering is the right word for the
floor-shaking bass sound that we're used to
when it comes to AO productions. This double
vinyl release doesn't lack any of it. The
real interesting part of Thundering Mantis
is the fact that not just do we have a whole
range of vocalists ranging from a more
meditative eastern style talk to heartical
singing (Prince David), there is an equal
amount of producers who lent some of their
material to Alpha and Omega.
and Omega, yes, and it's more.
vocals and two dubs featured on Radio
Dubroom 2014 Chapter Eight, you can get
This is a
musical release that's, well, kind of
obligatory when you are into the more heavy
side of Sound System DUB. Whether you're
into digital download, CD or just plain
vinyl for that bass sound the choice is
you do: support the independent DUB movement
with your purchase, it's so much needed.