Tonight we had the great pleasure to feature the new Echo Chamber – Around the World In Dub – Vol. 1 & 2 album! That’s right…the first Echo Chamber album was officially released on Bandcamp.com on July 5th. On the program tonight we played the entire Volume 2 of this compilation album, featuring: Kukan Dub Lagan, Celt Islam feat. Dawoud Kringle, Ratapignata (Arrogalla Remix), Volfoniq, Bandulu Dub, Copia Doble Systema feat. Catar Sys, Dub For Light, Dubzoic, AB2G, Dub Majestic, Zion Dirty Sound (feat. Sista Raphaelle), Trevor The Technician McKenzie, and Mutant Frogs. But, before getting to the Echo Chamber album, we kicked things off with 2 fine new compilations on Green Queen Music: “Reggae & Dubs” and “Club Nights”.
In cultural anthropology, a rite of passage, or “liminal phase,” marks the transition where normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed, leading one to new perspectives. Once an anthropology student himself, Adam Levy, (The Honeydogs, Hookers $ Blow, Bunny Clogs) founded Liminal Phase to combine old and new sounds with electronic and acoustic instrumentation. The band weaves avant-garde tonalities and melodic ideas into improvised soundscapes that touch on jazz, psychedelia and West African syncopation. Liminal Phase features Adam Levy on guitars; DeVon Gray (Heiruspecs) on bassoon, flute and keys; Lisa Hirst-Carnes on oboe and harmonium; Joey Van Phillips (Mystery Palace, Dessa, Gayngs) on drums; and Dan Zamzow (Cloud Cult, Deep Soul Deities) on cello; with DJ Nathan Brende adding diverse electronic textures.