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Sound Man

by Roger Robinson

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    Roger Robinson’s new dub poetry single ‘Sound Man’ unfolds as a fusion of deep digital dub and poetic lyricism, weaving an elegiac narrative that resonates with protest. Robinson, known for his influential work with King Midas Sound and Jahtari, takes a bold step forward, pushing the boundaries of dub poetry, to create an experience that transcends conventional reggae.

    A-side: ‘Mirrors ’n’ Smoke’ delves into the intricate layers of global dynamics, turning the spotlight on the elusive puppet masters who manipulate the world stage. Robinson’s lyrics provide a thought-provoking commentary, inviting listeners to reflect on the complexities of power and control. Here, as ever, Robinson taps into the pulse of societal narratives with a keen awareness.

    B-side: ‘Sound Man’ sees Robinson paying a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Brixton sound system pioneer, Jah Shaka. The elegy is more than just a musical homage; it becomes a sonic memorial, honoring the life and contributions of a true innovator in the music scene. Jah Shaka’s influence reverberates through the melodies, creating a soul-stirring connection between the poet and the departed pioneer.

    ”Shimmers in the echo chambers and deep bass reverberations, and pulses with a powerful emotional connection” - The Quietus

    As a solo venture, this single stands as a testament to Robinson’s artistic evolution. While building upon his dub roots, he ventures into uncharted territories, crafting a sound that is both contemporary and timeless. Definitely recommended for fans of Linton Kwesi Johnson and Benjamin Zephaniah. These recordings represent a compelling addition to the ever-evolving landscape of dub poetry.

    -- Graham Duff

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    PURCHASE OF THE 7" INCLUDES THE FULL LENGTH DIGITAL TRACKS

    High quality stereo 7" clear lathe cut vinyl with engraved Heavens Lathe logo. 230gsm sleeve. Black inner sleeve with PVC protective sleeve. Includes digital download of the full length tracks.

    The vinyl will ship within a polylined inner sleeve. Includes a 'lathe cut' care card.

    Limited edition of 100, hand numbered.

    PLEASE RESPECT OUR '1 PER CUSTOMER' POLICY. Thank you.

    Heaven’s Lathe artists are curated by writer, broadcaster and DJ Graham Duff. All lathe cutting and engineering by Michael Lawrence (Bladud Flies!). Designed by Lauren Winton (Bladud Flies!).

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released March 8, 2024

Mirrors n' Smoke - Robinson / Naram
Sound Man: Tribute to Jah Shaka - Robinson / Naram

Mixed by Naram.
Mastered by Michael at Bladud Flies!

Cover image photography - Gavin Wallace

Made by Bladud Flies!

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