The musical genius of Martin “Youth” Glover has spread far and wide over the years. From Pink Floyd, U2 and Primal Scream to Killing Joke and The Fireman the music this gentleman produces has touched the world in many different modes and voices.
Dub Trees – The Cerronnos Dub Rituals EP brings to us more of Martin’s talent through more flexing in diversity. Four tracks of varying styles, collaborating with contrasting artists and sewn together with a common thread of Celtic and Hindu inflection.
Deer Hunter (Azura Dub) blends classical Indian instruments and vocals with ancient Celtic, Galician and Summerian pipes winding their way through the 140 plus BPM psy-trance bed of kick drum dance floor acceleration.
King Of The Faeries (Avengers Outer Space Chug Dub) is a highlight and as the name suggests presents a solid yet palatable chug of danceable mid-tempo groove, textured by layers of effected vocals and smatterings of exotic instruments.
Atmabodha (Ritual Focus Dub) presents an almost ambient mix with haunting flutes and drones complemented by comfortable nature sounds.
Ambient Storm (Dysgogan Derwydon Meint A Deruyd Dub) finishes the EP with a pleasant and atmospheric composition, detailed in the layering and variety of flavours used.
“Third in a triptych of albums Youth has made with a specific Celtic / Hindu fusion” this EP paves the way for a full album of sound in the same vein, expanding deeply on the obvious themes.
Composed by a master and collaborated upon by many this release on Liquid Sound Design gives a varied and impressive collection of sound and composition. However at times it bears asking the question of whether the world music instruments sit upon the electronica bed with a grounded seat.
Another nourishing delight from a recognised master in the sonic arts.