Boomkat Product Review:
Intoxicatingly forward, dank dub manoeuvres from Jay Glass Dubs, racking up his 2nd album of 2016 for South London’s excellent Bokeh Versions, who’ve already left us reeling with a series of aces from Abu AMA and Seekersinternational this year.
The title of New Teeth for an Old Century perfectly sums up Jay Glass Dubs approach, which is not so much emperor’s new clothes, as a refinement of vintage styles; sharpening the old vampire’s incisors so he can affectively sustain his nocturnal activities.
It’s hauntologically apt, forming a coming-to-terms with still lingering echoes hungover from his native Greece’s recent past, and also resonating with an all too uncertain, chaotic future thru a blend of over-pronating FX and a most explicit embrace of negative ambient space.
Existing in dub’s most classic/forward paradox it’s gripping yet diffuse stuff, working to heavily hypnotic effect in a way that recalls future-proofed productions from John T. Gast to Muslimgauze.