Information about Italian Giovanni Roma (aka VoodooTapes), is particularly thin on the ground apart from the sole reason he chose a career in music was an obsession with the sound and mechanics of dub hence his signing to his home country's Aquietbump imprint. My piecing together maybe slightly askew but British dub label Bokeh Versions (why did it take me so long to discover this treasure trove of outer limits illbience?) seem to have taken a shine to Voodoo Tapes and rerouted his source material through more advanced technology in an attempt, not to improve upon it, but to add a diaphanous aspect to it and enhance the power of its dubcentricity. I can't imagine Roma being anything less than blown away by the results. Distant female vocals are plunged into a maelstrom of cavernous reverb that creates a maze of echo chambers stuffed with beats that could comfortably snap trees. "Chant and Call" doesn't just pay testimony to the enduring power of dub but also demonstrates its versatility and highlights its still vital role in experimental music of both black and white heritage.
Favorite track: Still Night ft. Paolo Petrella.