Review: Dom & Roland: the very name should command salutes so hard your arm dislocates and your shot-putting career is ended. A name that, when an album drops (which has been on average every five years in his 22 year career) should stop you in your tracks. A master who's remained relevant and influential because he's always done his own thing, Dom's returned with his best album to date. Each track repping a different side to his passions and palette we crusade from guitar-snapping volcanic emotion ("Tone Poem" to dark night cymbal-snappers ("Inna Soul Jah") by way of deliciously Headzy turbo bboy ruffige ("A New Renegade") and "Electric Smile"-style vocal shreddage ("Sacrifice") with an energy, focus and range that really puts his peers and predecessors to shame. D&B albums like this don't come round very often.
Review: The cats out of the bag, the chicken's flown the coup, the horses have bolted: Dom & Roland is releasing his first album in five years. Here's the title track.... "Last Refuge Of A Scoundrel". A slightly more melodic and vocal approach than we'd usually except from Mr Angas, Robert Manos adds just the right amount of barbed soul to the searing, skin-rippling textures and octane beats below. Add more thrust to your crust with the insane "Tone Poem". With its rising guitar twang loop opening up into a rocket engine groove, this comes with a clear message: One of the original masters is back and he's not messing around. Bring on the full album!