The Black Dog

tbd_200A lot of people love music. A lot of musicians love music, despite it being their job. After all, how many bin men love black bags? How many salesmen love their target? For musicians, work means another day in the studio, another set of A&R men to make happy, another day knowing you’ve sold your soul for a strap-on! Working in music is poisonous. Yet a lot of musicians love music anyway.

But what if music loves you?

Looking back – and forward – at The Black Dog, that’s the feeling you get: The beauty, and sophistication, of The Black Dog’s work doesn’t come from their being music lovers who are really good at making tracks. It comes from music itself loving them, making them an outlet for itself. That’s why The Black Dog don’t play industry games. They don’t need to. Dust doesn’t either.

The Black Dog are universally respected, not least for their classic Parallel, Bytes and Spanners albums, which literally created new fields of music. With new personnel added to the line up, we now see output that is stronger and darker. They form new links in the chain of ideas and rhythm between dance music and older forms. The Black Dog’s innovation is grounded in previous generations of artists and musicians, to the beats, the Bohemians, and further back.

Yet their music appeals to a huge spectrum of people. Famously reticent of the press and other apparatus of the industry, The Black Dog on record evoke a curious bitter sweetness, at once tender and distant, while delivering incredible rhythmic inventiveness. Some call it “intelligent”, and it is, but the word denies the music’s visceral, overpowering sensuousness. The Black Dog make music you feel as well as think about, and Dust is proud to be a base for their next mission.

 

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Releases On Dust Science By This Artist
[dustv042] Sound Of Sheffield Vol. 03 by The Black Dog [dustv045] Werk + Play EP by The Black Dog [dustv040] Sound Of Sheffield Vol. 2 by The Black Dog [dustv044] Liber Collected by The Black Dog [dustv039] Sound Of Sheffield Vol. 01 by The Black Dog [dustcd038] Tranklements by The Black Dog [dustv038] Tranklements (Limited 12″ Vinyl) by The Black Dog [dustv037] Darkhaus Vol. 2 by The Black Dog [dustv036] The Return Ov Bleep by The Black Dog [dustv033] Liber Chaos (Book Ov Aiwass) by The Black Dog [dustv032] Liber Dogma by The Black Dog [dustv031] Liber Nox (Book 3 Ov 3) by The Black Dog [dustv030] Liber Temple (Book 2 Ov 3) by The Black Dog [dustv029] Liber Kult (Book 1 Ov 3) by The Black Dog [dustv022] Subject To Delays EP by The Black Dog [dustpp006] Sex, Magick & Rave by The Black Dog [dustv020] Thee Lounge EP by The Black Dog [dustv016] Ov Mind, Ov Magick by The Black Dog [dustsnd005] Thee Singles by The Black Dog [dustsnd006] Remixes 2 by The Black Dog [dustsnd004] Remixes by The Black Dog [dustsnd003] Silenced by The Black Dog [dustsnd002] Remote Viewing by The Black Dog [dustsnd001] Trojan Horus by The Black Dog [dustv001] Bite Thee Back EP by The Black Dog