Dubi Dolczek & The Haunted Lagoon

by Dubi Dolczek

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A couple of Aeons ago I was just plain old Graeme Smith, Sure, I had already explored vocal harmony by canoe with the Graetones, even written and performed for bands such as The Duckworths, The Mandibles, Count Bobo (and the Bullion)...

Then one sultry morning I was engulfed in an orange cloud of gamma-rays in the kitchen. I lay down and found myself in my old dream-canoe, idling down weird waters under the eaves of a verdant forest. Strange glimmers in the orange fog along the banks of the Lagoon, and beguiling voices raised in song....
I knew in that instant that I must bring the music back to King George, that it would surely aid the Empire.

I contacted Drezz, feeling sure that he would be able to withstand the rays and capture the songs from the Haunted Lagoon. He regretfully informed me of the Kings death and the Empire's decline and that if he was to help me he would need the use of a magnetic pineapple. Of course I agreed to his terms and we set about the task.
We used 8-track tape and vintage equipment and over a short space of time we had Dubi Dolczek & the Haunted Lagoon recorded.

I would like to say something of the recording methods used by these 'tropical' phantoms. 'Ghosts of course can't use stereos' one of the village elders confided to us one night 'If we wish to preserve a composition we turn it into a sort of pearl and drop it into the Lagoon. That way we can all hear it.' We spent some time diving for archives, and have presented a number of these ancient songs herein.


released March 6, 2015


Graeme Smith as Dubi Dolczek (vocals, rhythm guitar, xaphoon, clarinet, thundertube, mbira, keys, percussion)

Conrad Singh as The Electric Bee (lead guitar)

Peter Gibbs as Bo Roman (bass)

Stefan Asanovic as Albi Seenya Jnr (percussion)

Dan Inzani as Yul B Danson (keys on 'Imagine How')

Lorenzo Prati as The Milkshake Kid (goose-neck sax)

Recorded and mixed by Drezz on the Tape Rooms Mobile

Produced by Drezz & Dubi

Mastered by Colin Bennun at Stooodio Mastering

All tunes written by Dubi Dolczek except 'Under A Blue Jungle Moon' by R. Conway/N. Brisben and 'Imagine How' by Austin Faithful



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Dubi Dolczek Bristol, UK

Daring pilot, intrepid explorer, seminal crab anthropologist and musician... after his stunning achievements in rendering the crab myths of old into human song forms Dubi begins work on his memoirs, opening with his spacetravels as a teenage greaseball. Talk of various aliens and robots arriving in the quadrant and late-night jams on Dubi's moonbase seem to confirm rumours of a reunion of sorts... ... more

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