ROBINSON, ROGER

DOG HEART CITY (JAHTARI)

ROBINSON, ROGER - DOG HEART CITY 114883
Format:
1 LP
Release:
24.11.2017
Label:
JAHTARI
Genre:
Dub/Reggae
Kat.-Nr.:
114883
Barcode:
5055869545884
After their highly acclaimed album ,Dis Side Ah Town" Roger Robinson and disrupt arereturning with a reel full of new tales about survival in a Dog Heart City.

These stories,delivered in Robinson's full vocal spectrum between low-end dub poetry tremors and hauntingfalsetto singing, are trying to make the invisible lives visible: giving people affected bygentrification, racism, unemployment and low wage work a sense of authority and aestheticnobility.Each song on this album became a story in that city, while the record itself is like the cityholding these stories.

"Nightshift" tells about the workers who clean the buildings where poweris held, and the contrast between their lives and where they clean.

"Flowers" comments on therate of young black men getting killed, where another victim dies even before the lastmourning flowers have dried..This beautiful LP collects a pile of special riddim cuts from the Jahtari vaults, from re-editedclassics by Bo Marley, unreleased gems by John Frum to completely new experiments, alllovingly dubbed live and soaked in analogue goodness by disrupt.Stunning hand-painted cover art by Kiki Hitomi.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DOG HEART CITY
  • 1.2. BUN BUN BUN
  • 1.3. RUINS
  • 1.4. SHINE
  • 1.5. NEW MAPS
  • 1.6. SWASTIKA
  • 1.7. CORRIDORS
  • 1.8. FLOWERS
  • 1.9. NIGHTSHIFT
  • 1.10. WELCOME TO DOG HEART CITY