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'Under Dubwood / River Theme' Vinyl 7"
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
Repress of the classic 2012 Dylan Thomas-in-dub 7".
On the B-side is River Theme by the Time and Space Machine (aka acid house stalwart Richard Norris of the Grid and Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve). River Theme is a hypnotic, fuzzed-up garage groove that’s equal parts Dirty Water Club and Trash.
Includes unlimited streaming of Under Dubwood
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Rivertones – the recorded music of Caught by the River – have repressed their classic 2012 Dylan Thomas-in-dub 7" Under Dubwood by the Dubwood Allstars.
B/W River Theme by The Time & Space Machine
Third pressing. Soild centre. Rivertones house bag.
To begin at the beginning.
It was spring, moonless night in the big city… actually, maybe it was summer. A demo tape arrived at Caught by the River towers. No stamp; hand delivered in an envelope that opened with a rich fug. The clear signs of a well-lived life. Hand stamped ‘Under Dubwood’, no other details. The sender clearly wished to remain anonymous. A mystery was already unfolding for us.
When played, the cassette opened a door onto another universe. One where Laugharne had been built in Treasure Bay and Richard Burton relaxed at the bar of Browns Hotel with no bigger question on his mind than “Brains SA or Red Stripe?” It conjured a place where King Tubby could ride the faders and bathe the words of Dylan Thomas in celestial, timeless dub; a place where two cultures clash to form a perfect whole. Three minutes, fifty-five seconds later, we were in love.
We never did find out who made it. It’s been nine years now since we assumed it was in the spirit of the recording to press it up and see where it took us. Surely the mighty creator must have wanted that, otherwise why send it?
Time passes. Under Dubwood still casts a hypnotic spell. It continues to beguile all who hear its Studio One siren call, Negril meets Neath, the unofficial Caught by the River anthem. And still a mystery to this day.
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell
This has become one of the most important albums of my life. It’s essence is indescribable. Every sound from the start of the record through the end is placed delicately and with care. The album cover is by Julie Mehretu. It’s absolutely an incredible release for which I shall be eternally grateful. Aniket