Andrea Porcu – Live From Unknown
Labels & DoR: PDXINDUBTING! - Rohs! Records, 01/12/2016 - 23/12/2019
Formats: cassette, CD and digital
Styles: dub/roots reggae/dub techno
07:54. Leaving Chichibabin
14:44. Roll Haze
18:28. Roll Role
22:57. Roll Role (Future Mix)
29:09. Rainy Day (Re-Arrangement)
37:06. Blinding Sun
Notes and credits:
Shifting rhythms and pulsing tectonics from ROHS! headquarters
Live From Unknown is the 3nd album from Sardinian born musician Andrea Porcu.
Built with analog gear, the sound is emotive and expansive. Not easy to slot into one style or another, it's a true example of dub laden techno music.
The Wire Magazine (review):
Little is known about Andrea Porcu, other than he is Sardinian born, currently based in Berlin and, since late 2007, has been running an under the radar label via Bandcamp called ROHS!. The music it has released in all formats falls mainly in a deep dubtech vein. Best known artists in the roster are Xoki & Hieronymus, who were recently on ZamZam Records out of Oregon. Another figure worth investigating is Desove – Polish musician Pawel Granacky – for his Cruising album from last year. The prevailing sounds on the label are related to but much less beat-laden than Chain Reaction. Ambient washes are prevalent and percussion sounds more muffled; but this new one from Andrea Porcu himself is much more reggae dub centred, and it perhaps best relates to some of the shorter, more focussed outings of Stephen Hitchell in his Intrusion guise, it’s that impressive. “Roll Haze” even sounds whimsically jump up, with a repeated sax line intervention quoting “Get Up, Stand Up”. But the moodiest track is “Leaving Chichibabin”. Carrying a clear dread sound, it’s really in need of a deep cut direct to vinyl.
W&P by: Andrea Porcu
Mastered by: Alter Echo
Photography by: Kevin Dooley
Record label: ROHS!
Publisher: ROHS! RECORDS
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