Roll the Dice meets Pole - In dubs (Leaf)
Last year's In dust album by Roll the Dice was one of my highlights of the year, a great slow burning, rolling machine of a beast, but somehow warm and engaging at the same time.
Now, the Swedish duo have enlisted Stefan Betke, better known as the influential Berlin electronic artist Pole, to perform some remixes from the album. Hard to say these days where an original begins and a re-do kicks in. In this case, it's as if the original pieces are in glitchy telephone contact with the updates, from a distant space colony of the future, while bass bins pound through the floor from downstairs. Ghostly dub, you might say, catchy and intriguing you might also say, and the effect is to make you hear the originals with a whole new perspective.
Here's the beef.
artist: ROLL THE DICE meets POLE
title: In Dubs
label: The Leaf Label
formats: Limited edition 12” silver and black vinyl EP (DOCK 59 / UPC 843190055968)
Digital (DOCK 59E / UPC 843190055999) release date: Monday 19 November 2012
A. 1. Calling Dub Workers
B1. 2. Echo Hands
B2. 3. The Skull Is Built Into The Version
Simultaneously, and at the same time, here's some film by Frode & Marcus set to 'Cause and effect' from In dust, masquerading as a trip through the frozen Swedish countryside.