Zea und Freunde mit neuem Dub Remix-Album

Makkum Records bringen in einigen Tagen zusammen mit dem Kölner Krachladen-Label ein Dub Remix-Abum zu aus verschiedenen Zeiträumen stammenden Stücken von Arnold de Boer alias Zea unter dem Titel “Wat Ik Dacht Toen Ik Lag” heraus. Neben de Boers The Ex-Weggefährten  Andy Moor sind verschiedene Producer aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum beteiligt, namentlich Desmond Denker, Phanton, Yürke, Dubby King Knarf a.k.a. Knarf Rellöm, Istari Lasterfahrer und Begritty. Das Album ercheint als LP und zum Download.

“How could we resist the spasmodic schizoid psychedelic menace of that devilish Dutch juggernaut called Zea. This bastardised twelve inch slab of wax has Zea sonically re-assessed, dissected and twisted in side out. And it had to happen, it had to be made. ‘Standing up I forgot what came to mind when I was lying on the kitchen floor. Standing up I forgot what came to mind, something I tried to remember before.” It’s the punky pop intro of the song ‘Staande ben ik vergeten wat ik dacht toen ik lag’, the Dutch translation of the first sentence of the song that provided the title for this collection of remixes. Zea, a.k.a. Arnold de Boer, a musician who skips sitting down, who either jumps or lies on the floor fumbling with a dictaphone trying to remember the ideas that just came to mind jumping around from the couch straight into the kitchen, trying to write the next song while cooking spicy food that makes his head explode. It’s all inthere, everyone is in there; shrinking people, growing people, dead people. And all “Sub specie ludens” (from the perspective of human play).

Andy Moor and Arnold de Boer are in a band together called The Ex, and hey share a love of dub, grime, dubstep, drum & bass, breakcore and much more. And so does good friend and Dusseldorfs labelowner Michael Heiber from Krachladen Dub, who, on a dreary winter evening in a pandemic lockdown came up with the idea for this project. Zea, with his obstinate breakpop sampler-guitar-voice combination, shared the stage with many off-kilter electronic music artist from 1-Speed Bike to Felix Kubin to Jason Forrest (who all remixed Zea back in 2004) to recently Japanese OLOLOLOP and Arakawa Atsushi. And with his friends Desmond Denker (Cologne), Knarf Rellöm, (Hamburg) and Istari Lasterfahrer (Hamburg). So the logic behind this album isn’t far from a friendship being celebrated and the music is very close to a fundamental experience of wonder and joy. Lay this record down and see what comes to mind. Did we say it’s essential? It’s essential”. (Krachladen Dub/Makkum Records)

Foto Rosa van Ederen