Steppa Dub, by Luss

Luss is a musician from Switzerland. He makes awesome, tripped out, dub electronica with an all hardware setup, runs through his tracks in a live jam style and posts the vids up on YouTube, tracks on SoundCloud, etc. etc.

He just posted up this reggae jam today and it’s soooo fucking killer, brought a huge smile to my face. Great way to end out the week. Hopefully he’ll post it for download or sale soon. 🙂

Tascam DR-07 Test

I’ve moved my music setup completely “out of the box”, (computer free) and I’ve been looking for a way to record without having to move my computer to the other side of the room. I settled on this Tascam DR-07, acquired second hand via eBay, and delivered today.

Sounds are a Korg Volca Beats & a Korg Electribe ER-1, Boss DS-1, Lexicon MX-200, and Alesis Midi Verb. Sequenced via BeatStep Pro, running through my Mackie and into the line input on the Tascam.

This was my first recording and the levels are a little hot, but I’m pretty stoked on the Tascam. Since it’s a field recorder it can also do double duty to collect found sounds for my Volca Sample. 🙂

Portishead – Roads

Amazing. Perfect, from start to finish.

This excerpt from Stephen Dalton’s review of Portisheads 1993 debut, Dummy, hits the nail on the head.

This is, without question, a sublime debut album. But so very, very sad.

From one angle, its languid slowbeat blues clearly occupy similar terrain to soulmates Massive Attack and all of Bristol hip-hop’s extended family. But from another these are avant garde ambient moonscapes of a ferociously experimental nature.

Portishead’s post-ambient, timelessly organic blues are probably too left-field, introspective and downright Bristolian to grab short-term glory as some kind of Next Big Thing. But remember what radical departures Blue Lines, Ambient Works and Debut were for their times and make sure you hear this unmissable album.

Unmissable definitely sums it up.