Release date : 05/27/2016.
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With more than 11 albums behind him already, Martin Nathan ventures since 15 years into many artistic and stylistic experiments, under the name of Brain Damage. Alternately dark, atmospheric, aggressive or poetic, his universe seems to be constantly evolving, what may be the key to his project longevity.
Acclaimed as one of the founders of the French dub scene, he presents, early in 1999, the fi rst dub live-act of its kind in France. After producing the famous « Brain Booster » track, embryo of the French dub-steppa, he forges connections with some masters of the style in the UK (Zion Train, Alpha & Omega, The Disciples). 2002, in London, alongside the singer Tena Stelin, he composes the standard « Genetic Weapon », — still recently taken over by OBF Sound System —, and produces afterwards his two fi rst albums on the Parisian label Hammerbass. 2006, always accompanied by the bassist Raphaël Talis, he joins the label Jarring Effects. A trilogy of three experimental and conceptual opuses follows, developed in collaboration with a host of international artists (Black Sifi chi, Mark Stewart, Hakim Bey), openly breaking the codes and blowing up the very boundaries of the style, where he was
a bit hastily catalogued.
After his sidekick left, 2011 marks the beginning of a new chapter, prompting into new directions the project that becomes more polymorphous than ever. Martin Nathan balances then collaborations (High Tone, Vibronics, Sir Jean) and his solo works, getting always closer to the roots of his favorite style.
2015 the realization in Kingston, Jamaica, of a part of his upcoming album seems to confi rm it. His friendship with Samuel Clayton Jr, sound engineer and internationally respected producer (Steel Pulse / Toots & the Maytals) was decisive in the choice of this destination. This essential fi gure in Jamaica indeed opens the doors of the mythical Harry J Studio (Bob Marley / Burning Spear) to Brain Damage, and enables improbable connections with legendary artists for unforgettable studio sessions.The fi rst idea of the project was to work with the famous 60/70’s generation of creators of reggae music and by extension, dub music. Thus we can fi nd on the opus some great legends: Horace Andy Kiddus I, Winston Mac Anuff, Willi Williams, and fi nally Ras Michael.
In this LP, we celebrate the collaboration with dean Ras Michael. He was for many years one of the
worldwide ambassadors of the Nyabinghi traditions. Furthermore, he still captivates us with his spiritual vocals and his unique percussion interventions. His performance on the song Walk the Walk is fi lled with emotions and showed a remarkable mastery of the genre and its codes. During this song, he was able to travel to the musical universe proposed by Brain Damage; the result was unique and refreshing.