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A symphony of pounding, thudding, incredible bass.
on 17 August 2011
Ohhhhhh yes. I dithered about buying this. I quite like the original Dark Side, but the whole prog-rock era was far before my time. The remixes here are all absolutely stunning. There's barely a dud on the album, as with the original Dark Side. What sets Dubber over the top however is the incredible bass that chugs through the album. Dubber Side was released to, if anything, take advantage of the dubstep explosion within the UK and the bass here frankly puts anything major dubstep producers have released to shame. It's deep enough to test any speaker system but remains melodic and, most importantly of all remains thoroughly enjoyable throughout. It does not grate.
The instrumentals over the top of the huge thudding bass are all sophisticated and befit musicians with serious talent. The whole dub aspect too is refreshing and daring, to revamp an album with as dedicated a fan base as the original Dark Side. If you have even a passing interest in reggae, dub, dubstep or bass driven music in general, this album is a must. However, if you're a Pink Floyd die-hard, you may be of a slightly different opinion as to how this re-vamp squares up to Pink Floyd's critically acclaimed masterpiece. The Easy Stars are an extremely talented collective and I seriously hope they re-work more classic albums. Good luck to them.