Unitone Hifi

Rewound & Rerubbed (Wickedness Increased Remixed)

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This incredible remix disc reconfigures the concepts of dub into wholly new and mesmerizing sound fabrics. Unitone Hi-Fi are some of the unsung masters of dub electronica, and their woozy, drugged-out soundscapes provide the perfect fodder for an entire legion of like-minded producers.

Bernd Friedmann, operating here under his austere Drome alias, takes the "Unitone Theme" through a progression of smoky environs where rubbery basslines simmer, strange electronics percolate, and drums get jazzed out into vast caverns of reverb. Funki Porcini make "Guiding Star" a walk in the park, striding through glades of post-bop brass and cool electronics. Immersion (Colin Newman and Malka Spigel) then proceeds to take the same track and send it into the drum-and-bass heavens, ripping apart its dub framework and freeing it for more interstellar climes, as hi-hats chatter amidst a rainforest of lush synthetics. One of the finer aural documents to be found on the always reliable Incoming! label.

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