ROIR Dub Sessions

Release date
18 Nov 2003
Running length
4 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Dread Iternal 9:19 1,701
2 Thunupa 13:33 3,124
3 Cybotron 9:26 3,010
4 Ethiopia/The Lower Ground 13:49 111

About this album

ROIR, in conjunction with Bill Laswell, has put together an excellent collection from our four wide-ranging Laswell releases– not necessarily a best of Laswell as that’s far too subjective, but an authoritative look into his work with ROIR. Laswell has created four albums for ROIR with our eclectic musical taste in mind. The bass is heavy and the accompanying musicians world-renowned. Laswell’s ROIR Dub Sessions offers the listener a superb occasion to immerse oneself in the Laswell sound!

Tracks & History:

1.) “Dread Iternal” (9:17)
from Sacred System Chapter One: Book Of Entrance

Laswell’s first release in the critically acclaimed Sacred System/ Dub Chamber Series for ROIR. Produced and arranged by Bill Laswell.

“Laswell steps into the Dread zone, channels King Tubby’s ghost & emerges with the most compelling testimony to date.” - Magnet

2.) “Thunupa” (13:31)
from Sacred System Chapter Two

Features Graham Haynes on cornet, Nicky Skopelitis, Bill Buchen & Drummer Style Scott (Roots Radics & Dub Syndicate). A mixture of Arabian & Indian music, Bitches Brew jazz and heavy dub.

“Haynes takes center stage melodically, evoking the the sprawling sounds of electric Miles Davis bands of the 70’s. Less is more- space is the place.” – CMJ

“It’s got a mystical flavor and is swimming with feeling.” – LIES

3.) “Cybotron” (9:26)
From Dub Chamber 3

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