Underworld - Altitude Dub (#DRIFT Ep.4 Pt.5)
🔊 'ALTITUDE DUB' from DRIFT, an ongoing experiment that will regularly publish new Underworld material. Music, film and text pieces are created and published every Thursday as part of the band’s on-going, very public recording process.
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ABOUT 'ALTITUDE DUB'
Electric chocolate Spacedub oozes along dirt roads at night on the outskirts of Mexico City, where a woman runs a kiosk made from an old truck cab at the gateway to a patch of dirt, and piles of old tyres sleep in the pale light of an all-you-can-eat diner... Altitude Dub rides a groove that glides, snakes, super-quakes along an eight-minute depth charge of a journey that finds Underworld in fully expansive, visionary form with a fusion of digital dub, Japanese freeform noise rock and the fevered intertwining of sax and violin
“The track was conceived in my hotel room in Toluca, Mexico. It was one of those rare occasions where we had enough space and time, to talk, record and write together. On this particular day our conversation was inspired by a lifelong love of dub, and two talented German guys called Basic Channel who were making dub electronics in the early 90’s.” (Rick)
“The lyric for Altitude Dub came from a period in my life when it felt like I’d reached an impasse, and had to question my thinking as, once again, I set out to navigate the unpredictable seas of relationship mood swings” (Karl)
If you like... River of Bass, Song of Life (Lemon Interupt Mix), Sola Sistim... then Altitude Dub belongs to you.
Altitude Dub features Ichirou Agata from Melt-Banana on electric atmosphere guitar, Lewis Evans from Black Country, New Road on saxophone and Georgia Ellery from Black Country, New Road/Jockstrap on violin.
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By the end of the DRIFT series, more new music and film will have been released by Underworld in its one-year duration than in the last fifteen years.
DRIFT concludes with the release of the new album DRIFT SONGS on 24th October 2019: http://www.underworldlive.com/drift-songs
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Underworld are a true one-off - at home headlining the world’s biggest festivals and events, playing underground techno clubs and warehouses, sound-tracking theatre productions or taking over art galleries, disused shoe shops and Japanese department stores.
See more of Underworld's live experience here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLehAq9SJvDGgKnMLe1AYgK-4zjS4-y0sV
Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem ‘Born Slippy (Nuxx)’ became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. The success of that single catapulted the band from the underground into the heart of the mainstream.
The following two decades saw them build on that success while never compromising; selling millions of albums, performing countless sold-out shows, providing scores to productions by Academy Award winning directors Anthony Minghella and Danny Boyle, exhibiting in galleries, and sound-tracking the Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The critical and commercial success of the band’s Grammy nominated 2016 album ‘Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future’ saw them headline stages at Coachella, Glastonbury and Summer Sonic.
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