Cosmic excursions into outré dub.
Sotofett has found friendly source material in Mystica Tribe's "Ash," which came out last year on Solar Phenomena. Mystica Tribe, an alias of Taka Noda, makes dub techno heavy on dub, his music rife with melodica and roots bass lines. Sotofett's versions each venture further from the original. The "Ash Of Dub Mix" begins with the same chord as Noda's track, but soon bolsters the percussive dub with a techno kick. At 13-plus minutes, each idea has time to unfurl, the final section focusing on an elegiac string synth breakdown.
The "Dub Lawn Dub" is the best off the set, as Sotofett unleashes starry-eyed synth chords over dubbed-out hand percussion and a bassline that occasionally drops into a catchy reggae vamp. The sad string synths are back for the closing "Dub'right Mix," which ends things with heavy percussion and a simple synth lead. Sotofett summoned nearly thirty minutes of music from Mystica Tribe's six-minute original, but it's just a drop in dub's wellspring of inspiration.