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CHINESE DUB CD


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  • Audio CD (16 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: 30 Hertz Records
  • ASIN: B001H3IJ0C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,099 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Space
2. Silence
3. Walking The Horse
4. Solitude
5. L1 Dub
6. Happy Tibetan Girl
7. Kang Ding Love Song
8. Dragon And Phoenix
9. Dragon And Phoenix Dub
10. L1 Horse Mountain Song
11. Yellow Mountain
12. Yellow Mountain Prototype

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CD Description

Throughout July and August 2008, Jah Wobble, legendary bass player and contemporary renaissance man, toured the UK with his new project, Chinese Dub, a 22-piece Anglo-Chinese aural and visual spectacular. Combining his trademark dub with Chinese melodies and instrumentation, the maverick music-maker successfully married East and West sensibilities, proving once again that his creative adventurousness is far removed from others’ world music dilettantism. Chinese Dub, a studio album produced by Jah Wobble, includes singers Mongolian/Tibetan Gu Yin Ji and Wang Jingqi, from the Mao ethnic minority of China, part of Yunnan Province (both handpicked by Jah Wobble on a visit to China in 2007), internationally acclaimed guzheng player Zi Lan Liao, flutist Clive Bell, and Wobble himself--the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra also features.

Review

This valiant attempted fusion of east and west could fall flat on its face, but it proves a remarkable success --The Guardian

Nobody could deny that Jah Wobble's Chinese Dub performance was knockout entertainment. Veteran punk and bass virtuoso Wobble has fruitfully married classical Chinese instrumentation to heavy dub rhythms - the music was scintillatingly catchy. You couldn't help wondering: is Jah Wobble the man that Damon Albarn would secretly like to be? --Arwa Haider, Metro (WOMAD)

Jah Wobble gave the performance of the festival. His new project, Chinese Dub, started as a relatively modest commission for Liverpool 08, marking the city's year as European capital of culture, and grew into a tour and an album. Dub and Chinese music proved a perfect mixture. The earnest folk melodies leavened the dub's conceptual self-importance; the dub hardened the Chinese music against kitsch --Financial Times (WOMAD)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Julio Punch on 12 Mar 2009
Format: Audio CD
Few musicians on this planet are able to fuse totally unrelated styles of music and let them click. However, if there is one musician alive today that is able to do it, it must be England's Jah Wobble (AKA John T. Wardle). Using his wobbly base lines as kind of glue Wobble can mix diverse musical styles together, make it sound authentic and even sneak in his baselines in styles like English Folk or traditional Chinese music without letting it sound out of place.
This CD is an extension of Wobble's earlier albums Molam Dub (in which he fused Jamaican Dub with traditional Asian singing) and Five Tone Dragon (that featured his wife Zi Lan Liao on the Guzheng or Chinese Harp). It must be said that Wobble's former mate from PIL was almost as quick as the high regarded bass player himself with the compilation "China Dub". Will Asian music combined with western elements be the new trend in world music as African music was in the 1980's? Time will tell. But Wobble will be way ahead of the pack, as always.
Wobble travelled to China to enlist several outstanding vocalists for this album. Gu Yinyi is half Mongolian and half Tibetan and a master of Mongolian and Tibetan singing traditions. Ms Wobble, whose input in this project I estimate is almost as important as that of her better half, seems to be the Jimi Hendrix of the Chinese Harp. Good old Wobble devotee Clive Bell plays flute on several tracks and Ku Hsiung Li does an outstanding job with the bamboo flute on several others.
The CD starts with four continuous songs. The amazing vocal technique of the Mongolians, unknown to the West, is heard and Wobble's wife makes her instrumental entrance on a song called "Solitude". My favourite song on the album is "Happy Tibetan Girl".
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Drew 42 on 5 Feb 2009
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Wobble doing what he does best - great synthesis of trademark bass and western musicians with traditional Chinese music - partly courtesy of Mrs Wobble playing the magical Chinese harp. "This can't possibly work" I thought when I first heard about it - such different musical genres...but by gum it does! By all accounts the live performance was a highlight of WOMAD 2008...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Br Heath on 9 Mar 2009
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For anybody lucky enough to have seen one of last years concert performances by Jah Wobble and co of this Chinese Dub material this album is a Godsend. The spirit, enthusiasm, power and fun of the event is wonderfully put across.
Watch your Bass though, Jah delivers some of the most bone throbbing bass by anyone for a long time.
This is world music for none muso's.
WONDERFUL!Chinese Dub
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julian Joseph on 11 Dec 2007
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This recording features two of China's most expressive instruments: the 4-stringed lute pipa and the 7-stringed classical long zither qin. Cheng Yu is an exceptionally talented musician who plays both pipa and qin to stunning effect. "Flowing Water" brilliantly conveys all the moods of a river from a rushing torrent to a gentle flow, as well as the deeper significance of the music depicting the close friendship of a legendary master musician and the woodcutter who so greatly appreciated his music. The sound of the pipa in "Ambushed on Ten Sides" vividly portrays the sounds and emotions of a historic battle. Three of the pieces are accompanied by the bamboo flute, played by flute virtuoso Wang Ciheng and qin and flute master Li Xiangting. A superb CD and a "must buy".
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By vido jones on 29 Nov 2008
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Luckily i was able to see Jah on tour. I had listened to some of his other work and I really liked it but I wasnt sure what to expect from "Chinese Dub", i thought the reggae beats and bass would be left out but I was certainly wrong. the vocalists in the band were spine chilling, so perfect and eerie at the same time. The massive range of instruments included te guzheng to simple pots and pans, guitars and of course Jah on bass. Everything came together, everything worked to create a sound like I had never heard before, chinese dub! It was a spectacle for the eyes and ears and I strongly recommend you buy this album it will not dissapoint
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Johnson on 24 Feb 2009
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This album really works, bought it on spec, glad i did, hope mr wobble is going to showcase this album live.
AJ
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lost Johnny on 18 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
Jah Wobble has already given us Laos Dub (Molom Dub) which was a bit like ancient hip hop, with heavy dub bass lines, but he goes one step further with Chinese Dub. With the help of his wife, Zi Lan Liao, he recruited singers from Tibet and Sichuan and fused his own heavy bass lines and dub sensibilities with 'ancient' Chinese singing and instruments. It must have been great to see on stage and it sounds wonder full too. I think in the future this work will be seen as very forward looking as China assumes the mantle of a world power. The sound is refreshingly unpolished-- some of recorded live.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Howard Change on 22 April 2009
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Not much to add to other reviews. Just to say that here's yet more of the usual,innovative and high quality Wobble music to be enjoyed by those who know...which should also be discovered by those who don't, yet!
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