BaBa ZuLa & Mad Professor
Intrepid buccaneers and experimentalists Baba Zula continue to explore uncharted waters with this, their fourth Duble Oryantal (Belly Double) album on Doublemoon. Mixed and mastered in the heart of mega-city Istanbul by legendary British dub producer Mad Professor, who also worked on their last outing Psychebelly Dance Music, Duble Oryantal (Belly Double) is the culmination of years of fearless musical adventuring, and as usual there's a talented and eclectic supporting cast on board for a share of the bounty.
Guest musicians include reggae legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Alexander Hacke - bassist with seminal German noise artists Einsturzende Neubauten and Crime and the City Solution, Canadian vocalist and regular collaborator Brenna MacCrimmon and three acclaimed artists who span the spectrum from traditional Turkish music (celebrated clarinettist Husnu Senlendirici from Laco Tayfa) to Turkish rock and pop (Ozkan Ugur from MFÖ), and writer-painter-musician Mehmet Gureli.
The very natural cross-breeding of reggae and oriental music takes well in Baba Zula's electronic treatments of traditional Turkish instruments, and with Duble Oryantal (Belly Double) they have further developed the new genre they have named oriental dub.
Released: 1 Jun 2005 - Doublemoon