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5th Element (CD, download - 2020)
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Released in 2020, this 5th and final album includes the single "Stay With Me" plus eleven other tracks of varying styles. It is an homage to all things dance, all linked by the characteristic heavy bass and dub production techniques. Featuring contributions from vocalist Emma Stack, multi-instrumentalist Chucky Chrysal and saxophonist Anton Petelchits, This album explores house, funk, trip-hop, trance, drum n bass, break-beat and ambient as well as the expected dub influences.
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Emma Stack, Chucky Chrysal, Anton Petelchits, David Bell of Surge
Reviews: "an homage to all the music that Children Of Dub love – reggae, house, drum n’ bass. trip-hop, disco, funk, trance, world music, jazz, ambient etc, An evolution of their trance/dub sound, “5th Element” delves further into vocals and different genres explored on the previous album “Digital Mantra’s For A Fucked Up World”. However, you will still find classic stompers such as ‘Move On’ and ‘Fire’ as well as two ambient tracks on this latest and final offering." Inside Dance Music Magazine
Recorded at the Whirl-Y-Gig stage at the 1996 WOMAD festival. This is the only gig recorded that still exists and after languishing in a vault for 23 years is now available for the first time, thanks to The British Library Archive. This recording features versions of 8 songs from the first 3 albums and has all 3 members playing together.
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Demian Castellanos, Katie Hecker. Mastered by Dave Bell of Surge
Reviews: none so far.
Evolution 1995-2001 (CD only - 2001)
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A compilation of some of the best work of Children of Dub, includes 12 tracks
off all the 12" and CD singles plus compilation and previously unreleased
tracks. This album brings together the best of the dance tracks produced over
their entire career. Released August 2001. This is currently deleted since Rumour Records folded, some copies are available on CD online.
"Children of Dub are a band who skilfully unify
digital technologies with organic structures and thus produce music which can
be only described as timeless... Their style, due to the many changes in line-up,
is diverse and cuts across house, techno, trance, breakbeat, and of course the
grandfather of it all, dub. As such, Evolution provides us with a comprehensive
coverage of how Children of Dub have developed over the years, and provides
a fantastic introduction to those who are new to them and a must-have for those
that are already in the know." Upfront
"Released 8/01 on Rumour Records. Evolution is an excellent summary of the COD discography,
tracing a journey of how their sound has evolved through squiggly, dubby electronica,
trance, break beat and drum 'n bass. It is compiled from many rare and unavailable
/ deleted COD EPs and vinyls, rather than a hand picking of tracks from their
past five albums. Hence Evolution is more than just a "best of..." album and
is an essential purchase if, like myself, you missed many of these releases
first time round." global-trance.co.uk
The 4th studio album was released
to critical acclaim in the UK and European press. it combines themes from other genres with ambience and dub fused together in a unique way. Drawing
on Eastern and jazz influences it marries the two with jungle bass and crunching beats, as well as a few trancey and ambient tracks.
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Lou Palmer, Saoirse Keogh, Surge
"COD you kick arse! I must admit, when I picked
up this CD I was expecting some shite wannabe trip hop tunes that just don't
how wrong can you be? Due to amazing talent COD have succeeded
in producing an album that represents just how versatile this sort of musc can
" Fly on the web
"If you've got one on the go you may just welcome
a visit to these hemp-laden pastures" DJ
"This will easily feature in my top 5 albums of
the year, a superbly atmospheric coming together of all things dub, d&b
and trance" The Beat
"The name may suggest some digeridoo-laden tosh,
but COD have always been as fascinated by house and sample-driven techno as
it's a surprisingly good combination thanks to subtlety and a rare
ear for a good old-fashioned melody" The Edge
The 3rd album draws heavily on 70's dub, combined with
trance and drum n bass influences. It includes a version of the single "Greed",
with David Reilly on vocals, and two tracks featuring Demian Castellanos - "Herb"
and "Strange News From Another Star". Also included is the original
version of the single "Rhythm Of Life". This album has a harder edge
moving away from 'ambient dub' and heading further into 70s style dub and trance.
It finishes with three tripped out ambient landscapes on a darker, but still
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Demian Castellanos, David Riley, Surge
"Forward thinking dynamism of a Weatherall project" DJ
"Leading the field in the under-rated dub scene, Children Of Dub have turned
in a sp(l)iffing album" 8/10 Muzik
"An album of massive, rollicking bass lines at play with shuddering reverbed vocals and studio tricks reminiscent of some of the original dub maoestros" All Music Guide
Meditation (CD only - 1997)
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Meditation (CD - 1997)
A continuous mix compilation album created specially for
the US and Canada (released on Hypnotic
Records), featuring remixes and tracks formerly only available on
12". This album is also available in Japan but was not be released in Europe
or the UK. It is only available on CD in Europe as an import or online, although it might be deleted now.
"This album seems to consist
mostly of remixes of previous works by the Children of Dub. Though it lacks
the personality of an actual album release, it makes up for this greatly by
having very streamlined production. On "The silent pool" they still had a rough
around the edges sound, but have now evolved greatly. The remixes on "Analog
Meditaion" are very expansive, intriguing, thought provoking, and enjoyable
to say the least. It is a very mysterious and timeless sound. Children of Dub
is music to get happily lost in. The only letdown I have in this album is that
I can't find more music like it. "Analog Meditation" has spoiled me." - Miyamoto
The second album moves further into trance and trip hop
but still with lashings of low frequency bass. This is a 13 song journey through
ambience, dub, house and trance (including the single Adrenochrome) this album
features Mick Lawlor (tin whistle) and Katie Hecker (percussion). A few double vinyls are still available or it's on CD.
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Katie Hecker, Mick Lawlor, Surge
"Another fine album of upbeat chill-out. This time also dubbed-out.
In places it up-tempos itself onto the dance floor." Dream
"Their aptly named 'Chameleon' album wanders the branches of dance culture and takes on its different moods, from lush sweeps of orchestration to spiky get-up-and-groove numbers." WOMAD.org
Released in 1995, the debut album features versions of
the singles Nemesis and Transcendental plus 9 other tracks, reaching 14 in the UK indie chart. It is a seamless
journey through ambient dub moving up into progressive house and back to indian
flavoured ambience. Features Demian Castellanos (guitar) and Katie Hecker (percussion).
A CD re-releease my happen in the future. Finally, in 2012 it became available to buy on iTunes. The CD is curently sold out and deleted, but we have a few copies on double vinyl and CD left.
Contributors: Luke Eastwood, Demian Castellanos, Katie Hecker, Chris Hunt, Andy Mowat, Mat Hill
"A wonderfully psychedelic feel pervades this dubby ambient album
which would make perfect flotation tank listening 4/5" Music Week
"There will come an hour in my life when this
is the only music I can listen to
Sometimes wallpaper sings to me, and
this album is a compilation of some of its favourite tunes" The Idler