Boomkat Product Review:
Do those folks at Sonar Kollektiv ever take a week off? Once again they've hooked up with the people at Best Seven for a slice of euro-dub. Eva Be teams up with Micatone's Boris Meinhold for Moving Without Travelling, an album featuring vocal contributions from Joe Dukie, singer in New Zealand dub outfit Fat Freddy's Drop, among others. The production style here is very much in keeping with the Sonar Kollektiv's signature brand of genre-hopping and stylistic fusion. There's a funk-laced feel to 'Trippin' On Eva Be' that transcend the customary rhythmic structures of dub or reggae, hitting home that this certainly isn't a release for the purists. There's even a stab at Basic Channel-influenced dub-infused techno on 'Unite Tonite' while at the opposite end of the spectrum 'She Walks Alone' makes like Zero 7 and takes up residence at the coffee table, with a sub-Imbruglia vocal. Moving Without Travelling won't be to everyone's tastes but props are due for the detailed arrangements and varied production styles.