Kufic Dub b​/​w Dub Is Not Easy

by Alter Echo & E3

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Deadly, utterly unique dubware from the brand new collaborative project of Alter Echo and E3. Combining orthodox dub techniques and esoteric studio science with an Eastern sensibility and a love of vinyl archaeology, AE & E3 create tracks of extraordinary sonic detail and power, evoking Jamaica, North Africa, and deep space all at once.

Kufic Dub combines a storming, martial riddim and Middle Eastern strings with disorienting samples and echo chamber mayhem to create something entirely new and devastating for the dance and the headphones.

Anchored by a powerhouse steppers riddim, Dub Is Not Easy reels in the desert vibes and casts out a ghostly net that snares desert flute, rasta voice, binghi drums, haunted keys, tape rewinds and spectral effects that fuse to create something utterly transporting. *Album artwork by the inimitable Tracy Harrison aka Polygon Press.


released January 1, 2013



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Alter Echo Portland, Oregon

Alter Echo (AKA Sound Secretion, Josh Derry) is a dub scientist of the highest order. AE has collaborated with DJ Spooky, Lee Perry, Mad Professor, Scientist, Twilight Circus, Dr. Israel, Systemwide and countless others. Alongside E3, he was one of the founders of world-renowned future-dub label BSI Records, and has releases on a number of labels and has played music festivals around the world. ... more

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