Welcome to My World (2010)
World traveler and sound explorer Jah Wobble introduces the listener to his latest discoveries on his latest recording titled Welcome to My World. The map on the CD reconstructs the world atlas, creating a new musical continent by joining Spain with Rajasthan, China, the UK and South America.
Welcome to My World is a musical voyage that combines Jah Wobble’s signature globetronic dub sound with acoustic sounds from various parts of the globe. In this case, the voyage takes you to India, Egypt, Tunisia, Andalusia in southern Spain, Brazil, the UK, China and the impressionist and romantic currents of the past through brief musical vignettes. But that’s not all. There are also tributes to the psychedelic sounds of the late 1960s.
“On this album, you will hear homage paid, (albeit in my own conceited fashion), to some of my musical heroes, such as Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Joe Zawinul,’ says Jah Wobble. “You will also hear sonic tribute paid to some of my favourite areas of ‘my world,’ not least Andalucia, Ancoats, India, Putney, Brazil, Stockport and the Seven Sisters Road area of Tottenham, all of which resonate throughout these recordings.”
Welcome to My World is a fascinating voyage to the global musics of the present and past by one of the masters of dub.
Buy the album:
- In North America: Welcome to My World. Other recordings available: Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra, Japanese Dub, I Could Have Been a Contender, Heart & Soul, Umbra Sumus, The Early Years, Rising Above Bedlam, Shout at the Devil, Passage to Hades, Elevator Music, Vol. 1A, Molam Dub, Car Ad Music, Jah Wobble and The English Roots Band, Fly, Alpha One Three, Jah Wobble’s Solaris – Live in Concert, Beach Fervour Spare, Deep Space, The Inspiration of William Blake, Requiem, 30 Hertz Collection, The Light Programme
- In Europe: Welcome to My World. Other recordings available: Japanese Dub, CHINESE DUB, Rising Above Bedlam, I Could Have Been A Contender, Mu, Car Ad Music, English Roots Music, The Inspiration of William Blake
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.