like "Apocalypse Then", the music
for this album was created throughout the
year 2006, and is released in december of
the same year. And it's an album centered
around a theme, too.
say, that "Reasonings In Dub"
takes off where "Apocalypse Then"
left us. The Dub mixing is more intense,
loads of vocals everywhere, and there's a
larger variety of different styles.
difference with "Apocalypse Then"
however, is that all of the sixteen tracks
on this collection come with vocal parts,
and the last track even has full lyrics!
kicks off with an upfull steppers, with some
toasting to introduce both the album and the
artist, as well as the theme. A theme which
has to do with deep thinking about mainly
spiritual subjects as well as reasoning on
Next up is
a triple treat of some more Steppers,
increasingly in a more relaxed vibe. Musical
Meditations is an up-tempo steppers, JAH
Love In Dub comes with some niceness in the
form of harmony singing and In The House Of
Jah has it's own special kind of vibe.
This Church is the first of a set of five
One Drop style Dubs. It kind of matches with
the previous track, and serves a bridge from
the Steppers to the One Drops. Topically,
"Your Faith Is Their Labour" deals
with exactly the same as "Roam In this
Church": go to crc.dubroom.org for more
Message Boards, where people come to reason
together, have others come and try to mash
up the place with useless insults and so on.
In "Internet Language", such
people are called "Trolls". And
there's a saying: "Don't Feed The
Trolls". On an album dealing with
reasonings, a DUB for the trolls can't be
absent so here it is.
reasoning without talking about the music
itself: on the Dubroom Message Boards, for
example, there's a lot of lively debate
about a wide variety of spiritual topics but
allways Reggae Music plays a part as it's
the petrol of the engine of our souls...
Therefore: the Reason For Reggae.
and last of the selection of One Drops deals
with another serious topic: cokane.
Unfortunately, this also happens within
circles of Reggae Lovers and it has
influenced both the music and the people in
a not too positive way.
don't deal with "Insane Cokane".
Better meditate on the things of JAH. Try to
find out what the "Word Of JAH"
is, for example, by listening to the next
one, the first track in a line of Dubs in a
more Rub A Dub related style.
out "The Great Dub Debate". A
rather heavy Dub with some very strange
reverse effects on the vocals. It's followed
by "Cybernautic", another riddim
in Rub a Dub style with even more vocal
Next up is
"Revelation Of The Mystery": a few
lines of singing but the point is clear. The
DUB mixing in this one starts to herald
what's up next: gradually the intensity of
the music is increased again, even to a
level beyond the first track.
there's a little more time to contemplate on
some of the most serious topics: what are we
going to say to JAH on judgement day?
"Dub Dis Dat Day" is a future
reminder! the music is easy, even comes with
some real violins but don't let that fool ya
into thinking we are dealing with classical
music here. After all, we love Horns too,
enter the final stage of the album, where
the last two track include some serious
warnings. "Bag O Wire Catch A
Fire" is based on a track which was
originally played by JAH Roots. The bassline
is created by heartical. It's a very intense
bassline, as intense of the DUB mixing.
closes off with a track in original Messian
Dread style: the music is in "Hardcore
DUB" style and the chanting over it
comes straight out of the heart, revealing
the meaning of the name Messian Dread in