Heaps Dub

Label
Nonplace
Release date
2006
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
49:40

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Get Things Straight 4:58 3,013
1 Designer Groove 4:58 1,921
2 Five Star Group Travel 4:58 930
3 Destination Unknown 4:58 981
4 Revivitator (Tongs of Love) Featuring Black Sifichi 4:58 825
5 Life Is Worth... 4:58 697
6 Escape the Night 4:58 828
7 It Ain't Rocket Science 4:58 868
8 Bosco's Disposable Driver 4:58 771
9 Nightbeat 4:58 872

About this album

The ten tracks assembled on HEAPS DUB all come from the diverse albums Friedman has released with the projects Flanger - together with Atom™ - The Nu Dub Players and also solo on his Nonplace label from 2000-2004. This selection was chosen by Hayden Chisholm, long-time collaborator of Friedman in the various live outfits with which the two tour the world together. Chisholm is also part of the acclaimed jazz band ROOT 70 who have now come to play the once electronically conceived brain children of Friedman in a somewhat classic jazz quartet style - acoustic, from the page, and live.

HEAPS DUB therefore presents the reconstruction of the reconstruction: Friedman in his original programmed work has always tried to come as close as it gets to the authenticity of natural instruments and the spirit of a band playing - to question the very principle of “natural”. ROOT 70 on this album have “re-naturalized” the programmed works of Friedman - not necessarily to question the very principle of “programmed”, but to show that these works are true songs in their own right, as well as musical favourites, no matter what the overall circumstances might be.

HEAPS DUB comes full cycle with the final production, editing and overdubs that Burnt Friedman did after Hayden Chisholm, Nils Wogram, Matt Penman and Jochen Rueckert had recorded their versions of his diverse songs. There are four dub tunes, some latin-jazz songs as well as a spoken word piece and a smooth jazz track on the album. Connecting them is the general length of five minutes per track - and the unmistakable timeless quality of Flanger and Friedman’s songwriting. And songwriting is, as we all should know by now, just another form of reconstruction.

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