Asian Dub Foundation
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Facts and Fictions (1995), 6/10
Rafi's Revenge (1998), 6.5/10
Community Music (2000), 5/10
Enemy of the Enemy (2003), 5/10
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Asian Dub Foundation is a London-based sound system formed by dj John Pandit, percussionist and bassist Aniruddha Das, Bengali rapper Deedar "Master D" Zaman, and Higher Intelligence Agency's guitarist Steve Chandra "Chandrasonic" Savale. They debuted with Conscious (1994) and Rebel Warrior (1995), and the album Facts and Fictions (JVC, 1995 - Beggars Banquet, 2002) that highlighted their militant ethnic-punk-folk-dance music.

Real Areas For Investigation (1997), that was reissued as Rafi's Revenge (Ffrr, 1998), was their defining moment. They remolded themselves as a rocking Public Enemy, a less melodic Clash and a less truculent Tackhead, achieving broader accessibility with the catchy Naxalite, Free Saptal Ram and Assassin and a kaleidoscopic stew of reggae and drum'n'bass.

Community Music (Ffrr, 2000) recycled the same ideas without the same edge and in self-indulgent over-long formats.

Enemy of the Enemy (EMI, 2003) has lost its bite and its concept sounds outdated.

Conscious Party (EMI, 1999) and Keep Banging the Walls (Labels, 2003) are live albums.

ADF's Tank (EMI, 2005) is as good (or bad) as Facts and Fictions, but no longer trendy, thus it was ignored by both masses and media.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Max Fabrizi)

Gli Asian Dub Foundation sono un sound system londinese composto dal dj John Pandit, dal percussionista e bassista Aniruddha Das, dal rapper bengalese Deedar "Master D" Zaman, e dal chitarrista degli Higher Intelligence Agency Steve Chandra "Chandrasonic" Savale. Hanno debuttato con Conscious (1994) e Rebel Warrior (1995), e l’album Facts and Fictions (JVC, 1995 - Beggars Banquet, 2002) che evidenzia la loro musica di militanza ethnic-punk-folk-dance.

Real Areas For Investigation, ripubblicato come Rafi's Revenge (Ffrr, 1998), è stato il loro momento determinante.  Rimodellandosi come dei Public Enemy rock, dei Clash meno melodici e dei Tackhead meno truculenti, raggiungono consensi dall’estero con le orecchiabili Naxalite, Free Saptal Ram e Assassin ed una caleidoscopica mescolanza di reggae e drum'n'bass.

Community Music (Ffrr, 2000) ricicla la stessa idea ma senza lo stesso profilo e l’autoindulgente stile troppo lungo.

Enemy of the Enemy (EMI, 2003) ha perso la sua verve ed i suoi concetti, suonando "vecchio".

Conscious Party (EMI, 1999) e Keep Banging the Walls (Labels, 2003) sono album live.

Tank (EMI, 2005) è bello (o brutto) come Facts and Fictions, ma non abbastanza di tendenza, per questo è stato ignorato sia dal pubblico che dai media.

(Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )
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