Roots Heavy

by Burning Babylon

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Roots Heavy is the first album I recorded as Burning Babylon. It was done back in 1999 over the course of a few months at my apartment in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts using the same Tascam 8-track cassette recorder that would later yield Burning Babylon’s second album, Garden of Dub.
Unlike that album’s dense and smokey feel, Roots Heavy has a comparatively lighter and more open sound. Perhaps a better way to describe it would be to say that the “absence” of sound played a bigger role. I made greater use of space on this album mainly because my arsenal of recording gear was in its infancy and, as such, I had minimal effects and sounds to work with. In some ways I think the less complex soundscape structures lend the songs a more natural feel.

Remixed and remastered, Roots Heavy is available now for the first time ever. Enjoy!

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released June 26, 2012

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Burning Babylon

Burning Babylon is a one man Dub Reggae project originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Created by Slade Anderson, the heavyweight riddims of Burning Babylon's sound are firmly anchored in the 1970's Jamaican roots tradition, but with an ear for the neo dub stylings of the present day. Almighty version forever! ... more

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