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The Nomad - Perilous Times album review

17 Jul 2011 // A review by JohnS

Yes, after six years The Nomad (Daimon Schwalger) has been working hard and given us 'Perilous Times', a dupstep flavoured blend or reggae, drum and bass, electronica and Jungle to create a thing of absolute bliss.

Through the creation and celebration of independent music, The Nomad, shares the story of his journeys. Having spent more than two decades behind both the decks and at the controls, Daimon is now the master of his own production studios, Fresh Audio. A crispy mix of musical talent, he's released 5 albums to date with his sixth, 'Perilous Times' set to drop through Foreign Dub records on Monday 11 July - both digitally and physically in all good record stores.

Standing out is track 6 of the album entitled 'Deeper', a 140bmp journal through his music roots with traditional reggae instrumentation yet a very modern flavour that will have you quickly moving along to the sound. And the title track is the deep debstep infused magic that hits you like a heart attack but with deep meaning as quoted below.

"I titled the album 'Perilous Times' as I believe that it is really relevant to the times we live in. From earthquakes to tsunamis and other man-made or natural disasters, the earth is in strife. I was influenced by the current events in the world and concluded that people seem to be overly concerned with material possessions and misplace the importance of treasuring the natural resources of the earth. Many of the tracks on the album carry an environmental & political message." – The Nomad.

Another kiwi classic that is on the way to appearing to the avid follower of kiwi dubstep and regular raga-muffin / Rhythm and Vines crowds. The tempo doesn't really give you much variety and there is a very similar beat feel but it’s a album you can ease into whether you are cruising the streets with your headphones or at home testing your subs.

All Dubstep / Reggae fans out there, Give it your attention as you will not easily be disappointed. This is a great add to you’re collection. And to you iphone / ipod carriers out their, you get 2 bonus tracks by downloading via itunes, So Crazy and Stand. Lucky sods. 

Perilous Times
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About The Nomad

Having spent more than two decades behind both the decks and at the controls, The Nomad is now the master of his own production studio, Fresh Audio. A crispy mix of musical talent, he’s released six albums to date – his most recent Perilous Times dropped in July 2011.

His first album Movement, released in 1998, caught the attention of British dance music pioneers Rockers Hi Fi (Different Drummer, UK) sparking a partnership that nourished subsequent releases. The acclaimed 1999 album Second Selection was awarded the Best Dub/Hip-hop/Reggae Release in the b-Net New Zealand Music Awards. This laid the foundations for The Nomad’s eclectic, electric musical style. The smash hit 141, featuring Farda P from Rockers Hi Fi then sealed the deal. Along the way, from his first steps through to his current studio album Perilous Times, The Nomad has hitch-hiked on a melodic ride of bass grooves and jungle by-ways exploring the genres of reggae dubstep and electronica.

The Nomad's new album features an amazing line-up of local and international guest talent including: Fur Patrol's Julia Deans, Tehimana Kerr from Fat Freddy’s Drop, Electric Wire Hustle’s Myele Manzanza, the UK's Urban Soul Orchestra (UK), Jake Savona (AU), Vida-Sunshyne (AU), Boover Banton (UK), Jornick (French Guiana), Saritah (AU), Caroline Agostini (UK) and Rayjah45 (NZ), who all showcase their prodigious talents on this album.

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Releases

Perilous Times
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Selected Works
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Quinessence
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Step 4th
Year: 2003
Type: Album
Level 3
Year: 2002
Type: Album
Concentrated
Year: 2000
Type: EP
Second Selection
Year: 1999
Type: Album
Movement
Year: 1998
Type: Album

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