One of the main protagonists of the French dub scene since the end of the 90′s, MINIMANaka Roland Rougé already has 2 albums to his credit and appears on several compilations (I DUB YOU !, ALTERNATIVE NOVO DUB 1 et 2…).
The 1st one, ‘En marche pour Sion‘ 2001 was unanimously acclaimed by specialized media. Eversince this album was released, MINIMAN is constantly on the French road and played in many festivals (TRANSMUSICALES in Rennes in 2002, NORDIK IMPACT in 2003, TELERAMA DUB FESTIVAL, JAMAICAN SUNRISE and MILLESIME festival in 2004, FESTOLERON in 2005…) and supported the ZION TRAIN 2003 French tour.
After his side project named SEVEN SEALS released in 2005 (elaborated with a guitar player), MINIMAN is back with a brand new album : ‘Opus in Dub Minor‘ and a new record label : HAMMERBASS Records !
Still deeply ‘roots-influenced’(King Tubby, Sir Coxsone, Jah Warrior, Dub Syndicate…), MINIMAN delivers a massive dub, enlarging his borders towards trip-hop, breakbeat, industrial, or transe. A sophisticated sound made of samples, melodica, cinematographic atmosphere sometimes taken from original soundtracks.
With ‘Opus in Dub Minor‘ the talents of MINIMAN as an arranger are no more to be proven. Add the melodic inventiveness of his compositions (he trained as a pianist) and you’ll have one of the major 2006 dub album.
MINIMAN will support EASY STALL ALL STARS [U.S] in march 2006.