Jack has a welter of interesting projects coming to fruition. The new Meat Beat Manifesto album, In Dub, is released today, and it’s another great one. Taking the last Meat Beat release R.U.O.K.? as its foundation, Dangers strips the tracks down to elemental levels and heads off in various booming, skittering, reverbing, and itchy directons in a fantasia of beats and basslines. Five tracks feature the one-take toasting of DJ Collage, providing a bridge between this electronic experimentation and dub’s Jamaican roots.
The DVD version comes out Feb. 10:
- Adding a further dimension to the musical experience is the 5.1 Surround Sound DVD version of the album, …In Dub 5.1 Surround with Jack juggling six channels of sound to pitch, position and place against the motion graphics backdrop created by video director and Tino Corp. partner, Ben Stokes. All this combines for a dramatic sensory experience of true sound-clashing sorcery within this space-busting technology. Endgame: sound unleashed and the listener placed at the heart of Meat Beat Manifesto music as never before possible.
And check this out: Jack Dangers is one of several artists asked to create original music to the upcoming feature length documentary, MOOG that explores the revolutionary world of electronic musical instrument pioneer Robert Moog.
The Meat Beat Manifesto track, “Unavailable Memory” will also accompany the film’s trailer. Other artists contributing music to the film’s soundtrack include: Stereolab, Devo, Tortoise, DJ Spooky, the Cure, Money Mark, Luke Vibert, the Album Leaf and Charlie Clouser, all of which were produced on Moog instruments. A theatrical and soundtrack release are planned for Summer 2004.
Glad to hear Jack is keeping his bad self busy – keep the grooves coming.