Bokeh versions are running things at the moment! This is another triumph, a heady (pun intended) revival of On-U Sound esque dub experimentalism. Excellent stuff.
Favorite track: Another Painful Version.
BKV 010 finds Rer Repeter dubbing in his own style, in mighty fine style with a tight palette of melodica, close-mic’d back-street percussion and dub fx swell; coming across like those parallel-dimensional Augustus Pablo mixes of Swordfishtrombones.
While the focus is heavy on classic dub techniques, the approach is free-form - without resorting to common reggae clichés. In true troubadour style, most of the album is played by hand on instruments ranging from self-build shakers, finger-cymbals and found objects to melodica and prepared turntables. The heavy use of tape echo and a spring reverb introduces a sound aesthetic more close to golden age dub and show a departure from the dub-techno-influences on Rer Repeter’s earlier material.
Rer Repeter aka Martin Werner operates out of Graz, Austria. He’s released on leftfield dub outposts including rohs! and Pdxindubting as well as co-running the now-defunct cult electronics label Offseason.
released May 16, 2017
Percussion, Melodica, Electronics, FX by Rer Repeter.
Trumpet on Suddenly The Lights Went Out by Finna.
Violin on Shanghai Dreaming by Cxnlk.
All tracks recorded at Petri Aux, Graz, Nov. 2015 to April 2016
except Control Dub recorded at Offseason HQ, Graz, Dec. 2013
Mastering by Dimitris Papadatos.
Cover Artwork by Christoph Neuwirth.
Design & Layout by Dimitris Papadatos.
Thanks and hi to Miles, Finna, Cxnlk, Jay Glass, Monkeytek, B.L.O., Beate, Die Hand, Lena, Simon/off, IZC, Ossia, Doze, everyone else I forgot and you for supporting independent music.