After the release of Capital Letters’ seminal Wolverhampton – their first album in 30 years – comes its dub companion Wolverhampton in Dub, a 17 track set – including three alternate versions – mixed by Dave “Oldwah” Sandford.
Wolverhampton received several positive reviews and Dave Sandford got a free card when mixing this new album, so the set comes with extra everything and he doesn’t pull any breaks when it comes to adding audio effects and sonic wizardry.
And dub is a great genre for such sonic adventures since there are no rules, no norms and no manuals. When Dave Sandford strips the song and handles the mixing desk details get major exposure and minor elements suddenly play a key part.
However, Wolverhampton in Dub is not an experimental dub album. It has the usual deep and heavy bass and drums along with several secondary instruments playing an integral part of the music. The keys on Wolf are one example, and the bass on Roots Music sounds like it has been in and out of the tumble dryer.
With its 17 cuts Wolverhampton in Dub provides you with a truckload of dub for your money.