Since his days with Public Image Ltd., JAH WOBBLE has been carving a unique niche on bass guitar, drawing on myriad musical styles for his prolific output of over forty albums and countless collaborations.
Compiled and annotated by Wobble, who has also contributed some of his paintings for the front cover, card wallets and the booklet, JAH WOBBLE IN TRANCE picks up where previous compilations Redux and In Dub left off.
Following the critical acclaim afforded to 2015’s six-CD box set Redux and last year’s double-disc affair, Jah Wobble In Dub, In Trance is an affordable entrée to another aspect of JW’s music, exploring his often lengthy voyages into the ambient side of the musical spectrum.
IN TRANCE is drawn primarily from some of the earlier albums to emerge from JW’s own label 30 Hertz, after he founded the label in 1997: Passage To Hades (with Evan Parker), Live In Leuven (with Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and Philip Jeck), Alpha One Three, Car Ad Music, The Light Programme, Umbra Sumus, several albums with Deep Space (Five Beat, Beach Fervour Spare, Largely Live In Liverpool And Manchester) and also Solaris (Live In Concert).
Fresh from a performance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Jah Wobble and his latest incarnation of The Invaders Of The Heart will be back out on the road this autumn – watch this space.
IN TRANCE follows the release of Jah Wobble’s latest studio album The Usual Suspects, issued to critical acclaim in June. Pre-order your copy here.
1. PASSAGE TO HADES ^
2. 4 BASSES, AN ORGAN, JAKI & A TRAIN
3. THE TRANSCENDENT
4. SUDDENLY FELL INTO THE UNDERWORLD *
5. 6 BEAT *
6. SLOW (Live) *
7. WHEN I LOOK UP AT THE SKY
1. DISCS, WINDS AND VEILING CURTAINS
2. SEVEN DIALS (Live) =
3. THE IMMANENT
4. BEYOND THOUGHT
5. ONE (Live) #
7. THE MYSTERY OF TWILIGHT PART 2 (Live) =
1. FIVE BEAT PART 1 *
2. FIVE BEAT PART 2 *
3. CAR AD MUSIC 5
4. FULL MOON OVER THE SHOPPING MALL %
5. AS THICK AS THIEVES (Live) *
6. THEY WERE PLANNING MURDER (Live) *
* Jah Wobble & Deep Space
^ Jah Wobble & Evan Parker
= Jah Wobble’s Solaris
# Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, Philip Jeck
% Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart