Love and Hate in Dub

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Love and Hate in Dub
Love and Hate in Dub.jpg
Remix album by Godflesh
Released 24 June 1997
Recorded December 1996 – March 1997
Studio Avalanche Studios
Genre
Length 71:08
Label Earache
Producer J. K. Broadrick, G. C. Green
Godflesh chronology
Songs of Love and Hate
(1996)Songs of Love and Hate1996
Love and Hate in Dub
(1997)
Us and Them
(1999)Us and Them1999
Vinyl cover
Released in 2007
Released in 2007

Love and Hate in Dub is remix album by industrial metal band Godflesh released on 24 June 1997 through Earache Records. The remixed songs are sourced from their 1996 album Songs of Love and Hate, and they adopt a more ambient, dub and drum and bass flavor.[1]

Background and content[edit]

Originally, Godflesh frontman Justin Broadrick wanted to get hip hop's top producers to remix the tracks for Love and Hate in Dub.[2] This ultimately proved too expensive. As a result and unlike most remix albums, all tracks on Love and Hate in Dub were made and reworked in-house, done by Godflesh's two members, Broadrick and G. C. Green.[3] Broadrick saw Love and Hate in Dub as a sort of response to Songs of Love and Hate, which he found "flat" in comparison.[4] Regarding the remix album, Broadrick said:

"A lot of that spite and shit from Columbia deal and everything really came into play on Songs of Love and Hate. I think that Love and Hate in Dub is a better record than Songs of Love and Hate [...] Just for our own amusement, we were fucking around with the mixes, we were seeing how far we could go with different mixes, and it seemed really attractive. I remember saying to G.C. Green that we should do something with this, and I love remix culture anyway, but there's a lot of tokenism with dance remixes that's quite horrible. That's why we do it ourselves because we have a vision of what we want to achieve, instead of having to draft in other people to give us a vision."[4]

According to Broadrick, the overall fan consensus was that Love and Hate in Dub was a step up from its source studio album, which reviewed lukewarm reviews upon release in 1996. The album begins with a KRS-One sample that, according to Broadrick, confused metal fans.[2]

Live performance[edit]

On 4 October 1997, Godflesh performed at The Garage, London in an unusual configuration and with an unusual set list.[5] Instead of playing guitar, Broadrick was stationed at a mixing desk (something that he would further explore more than a decade later with his JK Flesh project).[6] Green played bass for most of the show, but, near the end, he joined Broadrick behind the desk.[6] Steve Hough was brought in to play guitar, and Diarmuid Dalton, a frequent collaborator with Broadrick, operated a Moog synthesizer.[6] It was at this one-off show that Love and Hate in Dub was performed.[5]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

On 24 June 1997, Love and Hat in Dub was released as a Digipak CD through Earache Records. In 2007, Kreation Records reissued the remix album on vinyl with tracks 4, 10, and 12 cut. In a positive review of Love and Hate in Dub, AllMusic writer Sean Cooper said, "The result is a more lithe, slithery redivision of Godflesh's metallic murk, some tracks echoing with deep, bassy drones, others pummeling away with odd rhythmic timbres and quasi-jungular patterns."[1]

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1997 Terrorizer United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 15 [7]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and remixed by Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green.

No.TitleLength
1."Circle of Shit" (To the Point Dub)4:49
2."Wake" (Break Mix)5:23
3."Almost Heaven" (Closer Mix)5:42
4."Gift from Heaven" (Breakbeat)5:55
5."Frail" (Now Broken)5:18
6."Sterile Prophet" (Version)4:42
7."Almost Heaven" (Helldub)5:49
8."Kingdom Come" (Version)5:52
9."Time, Death and Wastefulness" (Dub)7:16
10."Sterile Prophet" (In Dub)5:03
11."Domain"5:04
12."Gift from Heaven" (Heavenly)10:11
Total length:71:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from CD liner notes.[8]

Godflesh

Additional personnel

  • Antz White – design
  • San Kittner – photography
  • Chris Oxford – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cooper, Sean. "Godflesh – Love and Hate in Dub". AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Christopher, Roy. "Godflesh: Heads Ain't Ready". roychristopher.com. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Wolf, Burt (1997). "GODFLESH Interview". Satan's Candy Basket (1). Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "1999 Metal Hammer interview". Metal Hammer. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Codrington, Lee (November 1997). "Godflesh at The Garage in Highbury, London – 4 October 1997". Terrorizer (48).
  6. ^ a b c Toomey, Gavin. "4th October, 1997, Godflesh at The Garage". godflesh.com. Crumbling Flesh. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Terrorizer – Albums of the Year". Terrorizer. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  8. ^ Love and Hate in Dub (CD liner notes). Godflesh. Earache Records. 1997. MOSH178. Retrieved April 4, 2018.