Scuba has announced his fifth studio album – and his first under his uncompromising SCB alias. Caibu follows hot on the heels of a flurry of new material under this guise and the 12-tracker will be landing in mid-April.
We were fortunate enough to catch Scuba not once, but twice last weekend as he played a pivotal role during the 2018 launch of J2. First stop was the familiar surroundings of Tobacco Dock’s car park. Sticking to his favourite place amongst the shadows, Paul Rose was at a home-away-from-home against the industrial backdrop of the subterranean club space. Later on that evening we took a trip down the M4 to Bristol. At Motion, the city’s premier underground venue, he laid down another brutal techno set, pushing the limitations of the sound system to the maximum. Despite spanning the breadth of the country, he had left an indelible mark with the festival heading into its third year.
Having long been an endearing producer who works within a cerebral outlook, Rose has been able to explore the further reaches of the genre under the SCB alter-ego. Darkened disco and dalliances with breakbeat feature on the release. What excites us most, is the premise behind the LP, described as “a fictional narrative in which a hypothetical timeline is corrupted by a climate-related disaster”. It sounds typically dark – typically Scuba!
As with the three SCB EPs which proceeded the album, the artwork has been designed by illustrator Jonathan Lawrence. You can preview a handful of the tracks below, including the next single Intelligence Fetish.
Caibu is scheduled for release on Friday 13th April 2018 via Hotflush.
You can catch Scuba at the third edition of Junction 2 festival on 9th June at Boston Manor Park, where he’ll performing live as SCB. Expect to hear plenty of material from the Caibu.