In These Times

In These Times

by Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
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In These Times

Shortly before the release of this album, the Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad released one entitled Country. That album was almost entirely acoustic, and featured instrumentation that looked more like a bluegrass band than one that would have the word "dub" in its name. For those who might have found that album puzzling, In These Times will ease the confusion. This one is about as straight-up as roots reggae gets: one-drop and rockers rhythms, socially conscious lyrics, and dubwise production flourishes are all in evidence here, and if the politics get a bit ham-handed sometimes (sample couplet: "Get rich, get wealthy/Are we doing the best that we can to make sure that our families stay healthy?"), the grooves are relentless and powerful. Several tracks are reprised from Country, including "Healing" (the most reggae-inflected song on that previous album) and a lovely new version of "Love You More." Highlights include the excellent one-drop anthem "All Night Music" and a fine sufferer's number titled "Pockets," and the slow, thick rockers groove of "World War" is also excellent. While they're recycling material, it would be great to see a full-length dubwise companion to this album.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2012
Label: Controlled Substance
UPC: 0020286198611
catalogNumber: 98611

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad   Primary Artist
Dan Keller   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Dylan Savage   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Sam Dechenne   Horn
Scott Flynn   Horn
Drew Sayers   Horn
Chris O'Brian   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Aaron Lipp   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Slide Guitar,fender rhodes,Group Member,Hammond B3
James Searl   Bass,Vocals,Clavinet,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mark Hopkins   Graphic Design,Layout
Billy Hume   Engineer
Matt Morano   Engineer
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad   Composer,Producer
Dan Keller   Composer
Dylan Savage   Composer
Joel Scanlon   Engineer
Matt Goodwin   Engineer
Daniel Lynas   Engineer
Jocko   Engineer
Curtis Bergesen   Management,Public Relations
Aaron Lipp   Engineer
Seth Herman   Management
James Searl   Composer
Isaac Payne   Artwork

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