[Review] Brain Damage – “Talk the talk” (Jarring Effects)

After the “Walk The Walk” LP (http://dubmassive.org/en/11781/brain-damage-walk-the-walk) the time for a dub versions hase come. The whole concept of Brain Damage regarding this release and his cooperation with legendary Jamaican singers is something bigger than “ordinary” album. In addition to music we also get video series: http://dubmassive.org/en/12959/walk-walk-webserie-brain-damage-wasaru, and the LP presented here is a brilliant complement to this extraordinary story.

Music on this album is the essence of contemplative dub – echoes and reverbs over a simple, but rich sounds, mixed with peculiar dub poetry – as the vocal part is made of talks, stories from life of Jamaican legends – Horace Andy, Willi Williams, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Ras Michael, Sam Clayton Jr, Stephen Stewart and Mc Father Wee Pow. All of this Martin prepared in a legendary Jamaican studio – Harry J Studio. What’s interesting – as he is writing – it’s a little bit ironical that being so recognizable on the dub scene for so many years, he feels like this release is his first, true dub album.

A wonderful album for careful, contemplative listening.