Boomkat Product Review:
Raw digi-dub killers from Jackson Bailey's Tapes project shrouded in a cloud of smoke...
'Hissing Theatricals' was originally conceived on the streets of Hackney, but properly finished in a Liepzig squat, coating six tracks of low-end rudeness with a ferric, 8-bit magic.
All the tracks here have been transferred to tape, and back again, lending a deliciously textured and nuanced depth to the Radiophonic synth tones of 'Lowry Dub' or 'Hackney Dub', or giving a playful bite to the digi-dancehall vibes of 'C20 Riddim' and the by now almost iconic 'Ticker Tape'.
'Good Thing You Came Along' puts on the finishing move with an economically brief ditty sounding like Delia Derbyshire versioning a classic Tubbys as heard under the streets of Kingston.