Brain Damage, aka French producer and mixing engineer Martin Nathan, has explored and vitalized dub for more than one and a half decade. He has played a pivotal role in cultivating the French dub scene and has forged alliances with UK dub pioneers like Zion Train, Alpha & Omega and The Disciples.
His eleventh album Walk the Walk was released a few months ago and on that ten track set Martin Nathan takes a slightly different direction. Walk the Walk was partly recorded in Jamaica and lies somewhat closer to classic Jamaican dub compared to his previous releases that has been more experimental.
The album collects only vocal cuts voiced by five reggae luminaries – Horace Andy, Willi Williams, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I and Ras Michael. It’s a personal and conscious journey where these veterans explore their own childhood and education.
They are presented to an atmospheric and spiritual musical universe driven by explosive bass lines and haunting keys. Walk the Walk is an unorthodox and welcome take on UK dub and roots with legendary singers sounding inspired and affectionate.