During this years Reggae Dub Festival in Bielawa, Poland in August a new polish dub album had its premiere. Fresh out of Karrot Kommando - the best polish reggae label - with a smooth yet heavy dub style; it is the debut of a group called Ragana! Four players of the instruments create the musical space, and make a sound where the gaps in between are as important as sounds itself.
The drummer & co-founder of Ragana, Marek Piotrowicz says - Dub is something you can not get just by putting the instrumental parts together. It's something that enters your head and brings life to different parts of your body. Its all about space while maintaining the reggae pulse.
The Album is called So Many Reverbs to Cross. The role of the instruments resides in the rhythm section, whilst Jagha, the beautiful songstress from Ragana sings different stories and it is her distinctive voice that lends the melodic element to the album. Like the title suggests, the music is just pure DUB - spacious effects & sounds, which were introduced by dub engineers at Studio As One in Warsaw, Poland.
We at Universal Egg are very proud to have the world premiere of this album in our stable
- This is the first polish band in many years to play this kind of dub, old school, analog style. That means that 99 percent of the effects on this album has been recorded in real time, using vintage and modern effect processors - says Jarek "Smok" Smak, the producer and mixing engineer - We had beautiful melodies and plenty of space to use different kinds of dub-mixing machines. Its sensational!
On the album we can also hear Crispy Horns. This British group was featured on album of artists such as Love Grocer and Zion Train.