We've been waiting for this month to start for a few weeks bursting to share three - yes you read it correct THREE - new releases from Dubh. They have been playing on proost's playlist almost incessantly since we got them. If you are a subscriber this is all accessible as part of your subscription - a good month eh?!
The latest album Somnia has a late night peaceful feel to it. Dubh suggests that perhaps it's the opposite of insomnia, or else its like insomnia..but not annoying. It is a mixture of ambiences and mellow deep house.
Gentle Sabotage (which is a great album title!) is an earlier album that is also instrumental and chilled.
And the Insurrection EP was put together by Jonny after a tour in the USA with Pete Rollins and Padraig O Tuama when he was stranded in New York because of the volcanic ash cloud. For this EP samples of 1930s and 1940s gospel music are in the mix along with spoken word samples from Pete and Padraig. In some ways this feels closer to Ikon's first album. If you follow proost's releases you will notice one tune that uses a sample used by the Rev Jon Birch on The Devil Don't Stand A Chance.
We caught up with Jonny recently and one of the questions we asked was how he might use the music in worship. He replied - "Music helps create a mood, gives hints of what is to come. It fills the gaps, creates a coherence, fills awkward silences, or insures that any silences are intentional.I started creating music in the context of ikon, because I had a hunch that, like Lebowski’s rug, it would tie the whole thing together" So now you know...
Jonny, Aad, Jon