here's a cool review of the album ARTIST: Various CD: Trip Into Dub (Ambient Rituals 2) A long, slow burn....... Not quite trip hop, not quite dub. TRIP INTO DUB is a continuously-mixed, 72 minute journey into experimental grooves, featuring tracks exclusively recorded for this project by some of the top names in the electronic music scene today. The disc is the second in the best-selling AMBIENT RITUALS series, once again compiled by Toronto DJ and DOVe label head GERALD BELANGER. HALF BEAT MUSIC opens the disc with the uptempo and punchy breaks of "Fkls." This is a side-project for the extremely visible dub-flavoured duo, THE LEGION OF GREEN MEN, recent VIRGIN RECORDS signees. Legendary New York ambient/industrial artists CONTROLLED BLEEDING (Paul Lemos/Joe Papa) cook up a deep and dark slice on their INFERNAL DUB, an eleven minute two-part opus of majestic brilliance. Also on the disc, a funky new track from DOVe house band KINDER ATOM entitled "Phat Pants", of which there is a very psychedelic video available, shot and directed by filmmaker MARK NUGENT. Ask for it on your favorite music video show!!! Vancouver's mountainside seascape provided the perfect environment for WAVE and their track "A Green Thought In A Green Shade", a lazy, bubbly jam by this side-project of the west-coast outfit PERFUME TREE. Near Hamilton, Ontario comes HUREN with his track "The Shroud", a beautiful, serene trance inducing piece that takes you well off the map. His previous work with RICHIE HAWTIN ('The Plastikman') called TESTE had a worldwide hit released on PLUS 8 RECORDS entitled "The Wipe," and was featured on the highly respected R&S RECORDS "In Order To Dance" series. Ending the disc is the track "Modular Dub" from new Toronto dub outfit KING FAHTIE, who are also featured on the ELECTRO/ACID GENETIKS cd compilation. Also from Toronto is the jazz stylin's of intelligent junglists 21 GREEN and their track "Eom", as well as the bass-heavy IDIOT BLISS with their smoothly flowing "Omega Speaks." Take a TRIP INTO DUB, you may never find your way back. To contact Gerald Belanger for dj bookings, email: -------- AN ELECTRONIC GROOVE EXPERIENCE!!!! TRIP INTO DUB CD RELEASE PARTY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 1996 AT 9PM AT THE RIVOLI, 334 QUEEN STREET WEST TORONTO WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY FEATURED ARTISTS FROM TORONTO: KINDER ATOM + 21 GREEN THE EVENT WILL BE SIMULCAST ON CKLN 88.1 FM BEGINNING AT MIDNIGHT. $5 at the door - - - - - - - - GERALD BELANGER presents a multi-media extravaganza in celebration of the latest release on his DOVe label, a compilation of electronic grooves entitled TRIP INTO DUB. The second in the best selling AMBIENT RITUALS series, the disc is distributed internationally by Los Angeles based CLEOPATRA RECORDS (the label responsible for re-issues of the FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON, KRAFTWERK, CLUSTER etc..). The event, which takes place on Wednesday, September 4th at the Rivoli, will be simulcast starting at midnight on radio station CKLN 88.1 FM (Toronto), during which Belanger normally programmes his exotic UNFORTUNATE SONIC CASUALTIES show, now on the air since 1990. Musically, the evening will be a combination of all future styles of electronic music; a little ambience, a touch of trance, a heavy dose of intelligent drum n' bass and of course a massive attack of trip hop and dub. KINDER ATOM will be performing as a six-piece outfit, with three members on live electronics, a dj, a drummer and an MC. 21 GREEN will be making their live debut at the party, premiering very smooth laid back beats and ambient jazzy jungle. go vistit the kinder atom homepage at today