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Zomby – “Dedication” – [4AD / Beggars Group]


Zomby’s third album, dedication has been referred to as his “most dance friendly” although I’m not sure the title fits. There is a lot of 2step and grime influence on some of the tracks, while others drift toward the ambient and spacey-trancey while generally staying in the 128-140 bpm breakbeat format most easily identified with dubstep, uk garage and grime. There are a few instrumental tunes here as well, like the piano track”Basquait” or the organ drones of “Vanquish,” with a foray into Squarepusher-esque idm in “Florence.” The first half is decidedly more dance-friendly, with Natalia’s Song (of the famous Reark controversy) and the square bass notes of “Riding With Death.” It’s a good album, albeit relatively short with a lot of very short songs that feel almost unfinished, but for Zomby’s fans as well as fans of Hyperdub, Kode9 and the like, this is a very good listen.

  • Reviewed by incognito on October 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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