From the upbeat politically-biting skank of ‘Political Patsy’ to haunting female-sung ballad ‘Reflections’, they handle conscious roots outings like ‘Mediocracy’ and the brass-splattered toast of ‘Eire Beag’ like the great Jamaican vocal groups of the 70s but still take the form to new vistas in roots dub ballad ‘Dread Up’, all bathed in a rich dub afterglow. ‘Be Careful Out There’ could be a new street anthem for the 21st century while ‘Music Man’ seems to put an 80s electro-pop outing through the dub blender. Over the years, Analogue Mindfield have worked with a diverse array of UK and Jamaican musicians and made a substantial impact with their first two albums, 2006's ‘Digital Brainwave’ and last year's ‘A Fine Adjustment of Time’. Their third album is a mature affirmation of their vision and talent for working with sympathetic co-conspirators while grasping the original multi-cultural roots ethic and taking it into modern times.
As to be expected from a Malicious Damage act, Analogue Mindfield don't confine themselves to the one genre they might be identified with: ‘Soul Crew’ brings in elements of UK free party dub-techno while ‘Burnt Out’ plants its incisive rhythms over a drum 'n' bass charge. The possibilities are infinite. Leftfield's Cheshire Cat once described the band as... 'a heavyweight mix of reggae, old school dub with vibrant brass-driven skank...
like a mouthful of liquorice allsorts!' while Primal Scream's mighty Mani declared... 'You've got to get Weatherall to listen to these tracks man, he'll fookin' love em!'... ...So will you.” BIOG Analogue Mindfields permanent members are Snapper J and Gizzy D and Kitty B with contributions from a host of other musicians and vocalists. Work on their third studio album “Visions in Sonic Sense” has been completed and the record is due for release on Malicious Damage in November 2008.
The album contains 17 tracks and in usual Analogue Mindfield style encompasses genres from dub to drum and bass and from trip hop to reggae...with a few others thrown in for good measure! The bands second album ‘A Fine Adjustment of Time’ was recorded in the bands own studios in Dublin and mastered by Mike Fossenkemper (Jimi Hendrix, Super Furry Animals, Jah Wobble, Sly and Robbie, Bill Laswell) in TurtleTone Studios NYC. It was released in March on the legendary Malicious Damage record label (Killing Joke, The Orb) who the band are now recording their third album for. ‘A Fine Adjustment of Time’ is available on cd, double gatefold transparent coloured vinyl! from all good record stores or from the labels website at www.maliciousdamage.biz. The album can also be purchased online from itunes, emusic, dancetracksdigital etc.
An e-single The city’s got an attitude is also be available on i-tunes... Analogue Mindfield worked on a number of collaborations for ‘A Fine Adjustment of Time’ which included Yolazy, Lariman (Firehouse Skank), Tim Bran (Subsonar, ex-Dreadzone), Dr Das (ex-Asian Dub Foundation), Eric Rico (producer/remixer Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Tupac Shakur Tribute album), Belka & Strelka (The Orb, The Transit Kings) and Electric Forgiveness (Jon Dawson - Third of Never, John Rabbit Bundrick - The Who, Bob Marley) Analogue Mindfields initial output, entitled Digital Brainwave was released in May 2006 and can be purchased online at the Analogue Mindfield shop. Some notable guests featured, including M.C. Ishu (Step13, Manasseh Soundsystem), Yolazy and the crispy horns of The Love Grocer (Mad Professor, Morcheeba, Steel Pulse, The Bluetones, Horace Andy, Zion Train and Dreadzone). Between them, over the years the members of Analogue Mindfield have worked or shared stages with the folowing artists Derrick Morgan, Desmond Decker, The Specials, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mani (Primal Scream/Stone Roses), John Earle (everyone!), Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Alex Paterson (The Orb), Dom Beken, John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who), Youth, Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys), MC5, Dr.Das, Leo Pearson (producer U2, Elvis Costello)Tim Bran, Clem Burke (Blondie), The Love Grocer (Morcheeba, Dreadzone, Zion Train, Massive Attack), Erik Rico, Brian James (The Damned), Jerry Fish, Connor Brady (The Blades) What the press have to say about Analogue Mindfield "...surrounded by reggae, dub and drum and bass that serves as a communal anthem, a festival soundtrack and a call for a tribal gathering all at once..." - Record Collector "...normally I’d say which are my favourite tracks but they’re all so damn good...
this is summer music... festival music... as sampled “head” terry mckenna might have said in the 60s, “turn on, crank up, bliss out”... LOOK, JUST GO AND GET IT, YOU CAN THANK ME LATER..." - UK Reggae Guide "...I was so impressed I simply had to recommend it...
they've progressed considerably in the short time since digital brainwave... their general sound becoming more polished while retaining the d&b trip hop, roots and general leftfield mash-up vibe they invented... and rise up is perhaps the best Irish reggae tune I've heard!..." - Connected Magazine "...a fine adjustment of time is an analogue mindfield masterpiece in my opinion... appealing to the masses in the sense that there is someting for everyone to enjoy!..." - Drop D Magazine "...Channelling jazz, dub, theremins, The Clangers and sometimes even The Doors, the mixture is just right for fall around chilling music soon to be the soundtrack of sushi bars and 4am house parties everywhere.
Totally smoking!..." - Sunday Tribune "...Stand in front of your favourite abstract painting, knock back a bottle of absinthe and let your mind be freeeeeeeeee as this elegant collection of tripped out ambient reggae and drum & bass takes you down the musical road less travelled!..." - Jude Schweppe "...Thoroughly intense and a pleasure to my ears!..." - Samantha Kim (Regatta) "...the sound of benny hill directed by tarantino!..." - Boomkat Magazine Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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