Olver Stummer on Dubnihilism (originally: Hypnopaedic Rhymes for Dubnihilistic Education) was the direct precursor to Alien Audio Absurdities. It was created during summer/fall of 2000 in vienna. I played all the guitars, some bass guitar, sampled some cello and jawharps, and also made heavy use of a borrowed nordlead1 and a virus, both played by hand and recorded to hd. The beats, some basses and basically all the rest was done on a p2 pc, with sound treatment in granulab (and probably others similar freeware programs) and programming/arrangemnt in acid. To be honest, it was a very low-fi affair, and im personally amazed listening to the material again for the first time in years how fresh it still sounds. (Tomoroh Hidari, at the Court of the Nihilist Jester, 2008)
Robbie/F. grey on Dubnihilism:This album will only be a free download for 2 months. After that it will be available on Itunes and here for $6.
When i first met Oliver on SoulSeek i downloaded whatever of his own music he had shared at the time. Most of it i had listened to and enjoyed thoroughly, but there was this one LP that sounded drastically different than the rest. It was a strange mixture of dub music from all eras, early Lee Perry, mid 80s roots influenced production, and massively dipped in DSP creating a psychedelic soup that rivaled most Meat Beat Manifesto work. Dubnihilism is very head of it’s time. Elements of modern electronic production ala Flying Lotus and Rustie can be heard on this record 7-8 years before these techniques caught on. One of the glitchest and most unpredictable Dub albums you will hear drawing influences from all eras of the musical genre. Oliver knows his dub music well and it shows in this LP. Robbie stumbled upon a mysterious myspace website of one titled the Dubnihilst. We still haven’t figured out if this is Oliver playing a trick on us or not. (to be continued…)
1. Roots Abuse
2. Secret Science
3. Nihilist Upsetter
4. Say Tan
5. Sordid Rockers