Dub Proof's highly anticipated Sophomore album, "Neptune," is a bold statement from one of the most innovative bands in the world of dub and beyond. With a sound that is at once futuristic and timeless, the New Jersey-based group continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with this genre-bending collection of tracks.
The album opens with "Cleo," a pulsating dub track that sets the tone for the rest of the journey. From there, Dub Proof showcases their versatility with tracks like "Sidetracked," a soulful groove that features Rory Fream's soulful vocals and David Hollander's masterful saxophone playing. "Mainstream" is another standout track, with its catchy melody and infectious rhythm.
The album also features several instrumental tracks, including "Sea Turtle Dub," a laid-back groove that evokes the spirit of the Caribbean, and "Livin Up The Life Dub," a shimmering, dreamy track that transports the listener to another realm.
Throughout the album, Dub Proof's rhythm section provides a rock-solid foundation for the band's dub explorations, while the horns and keyboards add layers of texture and melody. The album also features several guest musicians, including Addis Pablo on melodica and keys, Joe Harvard on lap steel and guitar, Madi Paolise on keys, and Leni Maltas on keys.
The title track, "Neptune," is a masterpiece of dub that features the melodica wizardry of Addis Pablo. Clocking in at nearly six minutes, the track takes the listener on a journey through the outer reaches of sound and space, and is sure to be a highlight of the album.
With "Neptune," Dub Proof once again proves themselves as leaders in the world of dub and beyond. This is a band that is unafraid to take risks, and the result is a collection of tracks that is both innovative and timeless. Get ready to dive deep into the world of Dub Proof, and discover the magic of "Neptune."
released April 7, 2023
Dub Proof is:
David Hollander - Saxophone
Kenny P - Drums/Percussion & Kaoss
Nick Paolise - Bass & Programming
Rory Fream - Guitar & Vocals
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