At the start of the year, we released our first roots reggae 45 outing in the form of The Circle of Confusion featuring the legendary Studio 1 vocalist Cornel Campbell. Warm, feel-good, socially conscious, intergalactic dub.
We hoped for more, and finally it’s here. Although slightly more digital in production, “Yesterday was History” cannot claim to differ enormously from its predecessor. But hey, why mess with the formula when the results are pure and damn near perfect?
The Circle of Confusion are a Swiss production duo: Seb.K (Shakedown productions) and Phil’eas (Black Diamond Sound).Recorded at Addis records in Geneva on the day of Mandela’s passing, this track is another slice of dubby humanity-driven peace and love that buoyantly skips along aided by the sweetest scatting voice in reggae, (not showing any signs of its 73 years), and all the appropriate studio space-age sound effects, harmonics and vintage keys. Modern roots reggae at its best, where the dub version is as banging and cosmic as the A side.
released December 13, 2019
Produced by Seb K. and Phil'eas
Keyboards by Jah Lou
A-side mixed by Thomas Gloor
supported by 8 fans who also own “"Yesterday Was History" b/w "Yesterday Was History (TCOC Yesterdub Mix)"”
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre