Lord Tang
[ GIGA025 2012 ]
1. Fog

2. Defections

3. Thang

4. o ye comb over

5. Friends

6. Slumberer

7. my dub uncle

8. smalls

VINYL EUROPE [ re-released on Alarm ]
CD USA [ Aquarius Records ] [ Squidco ] * EUROPE [ A-Musik ]
MP3 [ Bandcamp ] [ itunes ] [ amazon ]
Cassette [ Aquarius Records ]

Lord Tang brings this self-titled gem to Gigante Sound's shores. In this new project, producer and Gigante co-founder, Dominic Cramp, moves into more melodic and beat driven territory. Influenced as much by modern beat wizards as the smoke filled classic dubs from the Golden Age.

Utilizing much of the old crusty outboard gear in his arsenal, Lord Tang has put together an organic melange of clanging organs, deep bass and sparse crumpled beats.

Features original art work by Kelly Porter

"As with many of his instrumental recordings, this one oozes, lurches and seeps its way into your ear canals. Moody with a dark whimsy. We envision a subterranean being clawing its way up to the Earth's surface to eavesdrop on the city dwellers. Curiosity piqued by their daily routines and mundane dialogues, the churning rhythms of traffic reverberating down into his dank sunless world."
-Aquarius Records

"His music carries a timeless quality to it that is far outside the bounds of convention, and his delivery and execution can’t be likened to anybody else."
-Dub Monitor

" ...garish excesses of delay."
-The Wire

" After the initial shining "Fog", he jogs on reversed groove by the caustic "Defections", drags shell-shock atmospheres, which could resemble some stuff by Future Sound of London, towards gluey jellied sludge on "Thang" - one of my favorite track -, fries ping pong balls into boiling soup of dub pieces of meat, sinisterly gnashes claps and bleeps on the dour "Friends" (featuring Gollum on mic?), frothes narcotic suds on "Slumberer", injects entrancing organ-driven tearing melodies in the veins on the beautiful "My Dub Uncle" - another highlight of this release - before suppurating pure dub nostalgia and plangently warm heavyweight bass in order to propel mental spacewalks as a good strategy to dissolve physical and spiritual restrictions of "real" world on the final "Smalls". That's a good release to remove muck-up out of dubster's ear."
-Chain D.L.K.

Lord Tang is a project of crumpled beats and fractured dubs over rolling hills of heavyweight bass.

Another solo exploration by Dominic Cramp (producer and chauffeur for Borful Tang, a controlling interest in the Gigante Sound Corporation, contributor to and collaborator with Evangelista, Vulcanus 68, Qulfus, The Talking Book and various other projects and recordings.)

He has remixed Marvin Gaye for the Motown Meltdown 2 compilation and Kemek for the San Francisco label, Muti Music.



'Defections' Exclusive video by Bakonspace!


'My Dub Uncle'


'O Ye Comb Over'