“I had been fantasizing about putting a band together for a long time that would allow me to write music with a funkier angle.”
Daniel Lanois’ production work has shaped some of rock’n’roll’s finest efforts, among them U2′s Achtung Baby, and classics by Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan.
I’m a fan of Daniel Lanois, as a producer and a musician on his own solo albums and he sound wonderful when I was listen him live as well, few musicians have a sound so wholly their own and so completely engulfing live as Daniel Lanois .
Now with Black Dub. Lanois created one of his most compelling works as a recording artist, playing piano and guitar in a dub-influenced but supremely bluesy quartet. Since their self-titled debut disc , recorded live in the studio, with hints of dub, traces of Lanois’ earlier songwriting and healthy helpings of his signature guitar stylings, featuring stellar musicianship by Brian Blades, Daryl Johnson, and Trixie Whitley ( daughter of the great Texas bluesman, Chris Whitley) the album moves through folksy territory, Jamaica`s soundscapes, ambient exploration, to jazzy of New Orleans , with a gospel side, Black Dub covers a lot of ground in several styles.
This album really captures the energy and enthusiasm of Daniel and his friends…
Black Dub – Black Dub
01. Love Lives
02. I Believe In You
03. Ring The Alarm
04. Last Time
07. Slow Baby