Hammock is an interesting collection of downbeat dub grooves from Synergetic Records. Compiled by Swhe Dagon and Dub’Acan, the CD features 9 previously unreleased tracks.
Dub’ Acan is better known as DJ Acan, a Vienna dj best known in the psy-trance area, and who is also the head honch at Synergetic Records.
On Hammock, the musicians explore an area of electronica rooted in dub that is a refreshing alternative to standard trance/techno fare. The tracks feature dub-style audio manipulation and beats combined with electronic effects. Highlights of the CD include Chaos’ Spectral Skunk, and the beyond laid-back Acan track, Siesta.
This is music for kicking back – the Hammock title and cover imagery are a perfect match for the tracks. Interesting synth work and echo effects add interest to the music, but this is more a reflection of the artist’s craftsmanship, rather than the focus of the music. Instead, the CD is an ideal soundtrack for a lazy day in the sun, or an island party.
The tracks can be previewed at the Synergetics site.
- The Poffs – Cloud Nine
- Freelander – Easy Peasy
- Shwe Dagon – Ganja Dub
- Spectral Skunk – Chaos
- In-Waves – Rainbow
- Shwe Dagon – Macum Dub
- Timewarp – Mix Maestro
- Dub’Acan – Siesta
- Ovnimoon – Message