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Talisman deconstructed

TALISMAN I-Surrection OLDWAHUK veteran reggae band Talisman reunited last year for the powerful and solid I-Surrection, a slice of roots reggae that sounded like it had been originally recorded more than 30 years ago.

This set has now been properly dubbed by David “Oldwah” Sandford. He has taken the original tracks and reshaped and rebuilt them to something new, but still very much vintage sounding.

This is not your slick and clean dub album. This is warm and easy. Most of the vocals is removed and the parts remaining have been thrown in the echo chamber.

The emphasis is of course on the drums and on the bass. The latter comes in a heavier dose compared to the original album. The guitar, organ and keyboard float on top with the singing dropping in, out and the in again.

Definitely a fine slice of authentic and vintage sounding dub that is currently only available as digital download.

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