After their glowing 2011 album ‘Corner of the World’, Solus3 have been busy performing over the last year. In March 2012, they fast became one of my favourite bands, bringing into form a jazzy, eclectic, trip hop vibe. The band are back but with a remix of their second album called ‘Corner of the Dub’.
On this record you find Solus3’s ethereal like. post jazz soundscapes taken in new directions by those who have given it the remix treatment. Featured on ‘Corner of the Dub’ are familiar names like Asian Dub Foundation’s Dr. Das, bringing his trademark ‘dubnoiz’ sound, characterised by heavy ‘indodub’ basslines set against distorted Indian percussion. Dub Colossus draws on this dub reggae influences which are beautifully offset against the harp and playful vocals of Krupa.
Krupa also ventures into the remixing arena with her rendition called “Monster Mori“, a nine minute monstrous creation of prog dubtronica and other sounds. But my favourite is without a doubt … UNFOLD – LUCIDITY LO-FI NOCTURNAL DB REMIX (Remixed by Phil Meadley) … a fantastic drum n bass tune that sounds dark and truly authentic!
The compositions on this album take on a new form, complementing the original by keeping its essence intact all the while bringing a unification of dub.
Chamber Dub sextet SOLUS3 return to The Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall showcasing music from their new album ‘Corner of the Dub’ and, for the evening’s main set, a collaboration with improvised music legend Damo Suzuki.