Review: Bill Callahan – Dub 12″
Bill Callahan – Dub 12” (Drag City, 2013)
“Stripped down and barren in an echo chamber a riderless horse in Jamaica with warm tones of organ and reedy baritone man voice urges caution…”
This is a sampling of the stream of consciousness writing experiment I undertook while listening to the new Bill Callahan 12” single, which is itself is a really strange and completely awesome experiment that is worth 10 or so of your dollars and 8 or so minutes of your time.
Callahan is about to release a new collection of songs on Drag City, the follow up to 2011’s Apocalypse which, according to the internet, will be titled Dream River. Happily, he has given us a taste of the new LP, although, somewhat oddly, he has remixed the album tracks in a rather stoned dub-style (King Tubby Dub – not to be confused with Dub-Step, for all you kids).
This really works though, and is especially effective on headphones. Substitute herbal tea for marijuana, if marijuana isn’t your thing. Listen to the a-side below, but man, its the b-side that really kills.
Bill Callahan’s “Expanding Dub”