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Jackie Mittoo - Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)
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Jackie Mittoo - Black Organ (Early 70s)
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Jackie Mittoo - Henry The Great (1971)
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Jackie Mittoo - Fancy Pants (1971)
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The Mighty Diamonds - Right Time (1976)
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I presume this is a cover of the Procol Harum song?


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of the stuff that i've upped in you know where, these are the links that still work


Pretty much one of the best roots albums ever, dead ass classic. Nothing really more to say, if you like reggae and haven't heard this, you've missed out on some shit.

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# 1
# Shine Eye Gal
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# Leaving to Zion
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# General Penitentiary
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# Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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# Abortion
# 7:25
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# Natural Reggae Beat
# 8:12
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# 7
# Plastic Smile
# 7:10
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I ripped this at 320 with all the highest settings, so the sound quality is insane. On the flipside, the file size is also insane considering this is only 7 tracks long

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1. Happiness
2. World Is Africa
3. Push Push
4. There Is Fire
5. No Loafing (Sit And Wonder)
6. Sinsemilla
7. Endurance
8. Vampire

The production on this album is a bit darker than on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a bit more electronic and sparse and because of this the music sounds a bit more modern. Also, this feels more like a Michael Rose solo than a group effort, he's definitely the dominant voice throughout It's somewhat more modern in arrangement, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner follows the classic pattern of vocal version followed by its dub (in this case vocal and dub are synced into one track), whereas Sensimilla has only the vocal tracks

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1. Ion Storm 3:49
2. Youth 3:48
3. Big Spliff 4:06
4. Boof N Baff N Biff 3:29
5. Puffed Out 3:53
6. Android Rebellion
7. Apocalypse 3:50
8. Back Breaker 3:38
9. Sodom 3:20
10. Slaughter 4:33
11. Cool Off 3:15
12. Destination Unknown (Chill Out) 4:13
13. Fire And Brimstone (Journey)

Released the same year as their Grammy-winning "Anthem" album, Black Uhuru's "The Dub Factor" figures as one of the most impressive of reggae's electronic-age dub releases. Bristling from the fine mixing work of Paul "Groucho" Smykle, the album is basically a reworking of the band's breakthrough "Chill Out" release from the year before, albeit in often unrecognizable form. But if you like your dub with a healthy dose of apocalyptic effects from syndrums, synthesizers, and mixing board alike, then "The Dub Factor" will do the trick. More than just an empty exercise in knob twiddling, this Black Uhuru dub excursion by Sly & Robbie will no doubt please both fans of the group and habituates of quality dub titles. (The 2003 reissue augments the original release by including liner notes by David Katz and three bonus tracks. The previously unreleased "Cool Off" is a version of "Carbine" from "Red"; "Destination Unknown," from "Sly & Robbie a Dub Experience", is a version of "Chill Out"; and "Fire And Brimstone" from "Raiders of the Lost Dub" is a version of "Journey" from "Red".)

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1985 dub album by Sly and Robbie, if you like Black Uhuru in dub you're pretty much guaranteed to like this as well. Gotta love the Picasso-inspired cover. Hard to pick one track to recommend, Skull and Bones is probably my favorite.

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1. Destination Unknown 4:30
2. Assault On Station 5 3:30
3. Joy Ride 3:37
4. Demolition City 5:39
5. Computer Malfunction 4:57
6. Jailbreak 3:55
7. Skull & Crossbones 2:57
8. Back To Base

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At least a portion of this duo's musical genius is on display in this short dub compilation. Most songs will be familiar to the seasoned reggae listener -- there are dubs of The Tamlins' "Baltimore" (a personal favorite of mine), Black Uhuru's "Chill Out," and Dennis Brown's "Revolution." Needless to say, all of the rhythms are solid and are an especially good introduction to the dub genre. Another standout for me was "Computer Malfunctions," a dub of Junior Tamlins' "Real Love," which is probably better than the original. Incorporating jittery digital chirping blips, its otherworldly sounds help transport the listener to another place -- what all good dub music should do.

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How ill is that fucking cover. Adding it in here since the collection was curated by Sly and Robbie and half the songs are Black Uhuru

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Indiana Jones ... The Paragons (4:18)
Whip That Tarantula ... Ijahman (3:47)
The Monkey Is a Spy ... Black Uhuru (3:12)
Pit of Snakes ... Burning Spear (3:52)
Well of Souls ... Wailing Souls (2:51)
The Dub of Gold ... The Viceroys (3:46)
Who's in the Tomb ... Black Uhuru (3:35)
Convoy Hijack ... Black Uhuru (4:16)
Bazooka Blast ... Junior Delgado (4:20)
Fire and Brimstone ... Black Uhuru (3:40)

A collection of dub tracks from the likes of Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, and the Wailing Souls, Raiders of the Lost Dub works as a superb sampler of dub. Though several of the selections were produced by Sly & Robbie, this isn't entirely a one-band affair. The Paragons' eerie "Indiana Jones" (originally "Man Next Door") is as chilling as any classic dub track, as is the mesmerizing Burning Spear cut (originally "Social Living"). Similarly, the Wailing Souls' selection, "Well of Souls", was mixed by the legendary Price Jammy, who definitely gives it a ghostly, hypnotic feel. The bulk of the album, however, consists of the Black Uhuru/Sly & Robbie| cuts. All are astounding, especially considering they were among the first widely available dub tracks from the group, and would set up the group's later successes with dub (such as The Dub Factor LP). There are a couple of lesser tracks here, but for the most part, Raiders of the Lost Dub is a superb collection of dub music for both collectors and newcomers alike.

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I mostly "dabble" in reggae so I haven't heard these albums. Thanks.

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Eek A Mouse is pretty great, and this may be the best I've heard from him. If you like reggae, there's a very good chance you will like this a lot. I would highly recommend seeing him live if you ever get a chance


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Listen 1. Wa-Do-Dem 3:55
Listen 2. Ganja Smuggling 3:48
Listen 3. Operation Extradition
Listen 4. Noah's Ark 3:23
Listen 5. Long Time Ago 3:25
Listen 6. There's A Girl In My Life 3:26
Listen 7. Georgie Porgie 3:17
Listen 8. Lonesome Journey 2:43
Listen 9. One Hot Summer 3:23
Listen 10. I Will Never Leave My Love 3:23
Listen 11. War Don't Pay 3:42
Listen 12. Slowly But Surely 3:22
Listen 13. Too Young To Understand


The meeting of studio genius and rodent, overseen by a man in a lab coat, a monarch, and a missionary, Wa-Do-Dem insured the DJ was no one-hit wonder. Eek A Mouse had hooked up with producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes in late 1980 on a pair of singles which barely served notice of what was to come. A re-recording of "Wa-Do-Dem" (originally produced by Linval Thompson), rocketed the DJ to the top of the dancehall rat pack, leading to a string of hits. 1982's Wa-Do-Dem gathered up a clutch of these, with the Greensleeves reissue adding two more cuts from the period. The Roots Radics lay down the kind of deep roots sound that was swiftly becoming Lawes trademark, while Scientist, King Tubby, and Barnabus took their places behind the mixing desk. The result was one of the most astonishing DJ albums of ever recorded. Eek had one of the most distinctive, and oddest, styles of the time, although today, it's a bit difficult to see what all the fuss was about. But that merely proves his impact upon the scene, his innovative "sing-jay" style, a perfect blend of singing and DJ-ing, was so quickly imitated that it was soon the norm. An aneoidal vocal quality, clipped delivery, and a propensity for strung out nonsense syllables gave Eek a decidedly non-Jamaican sound, and surrounding it with minor key rootsy melodies and a dubby mix, accentuated an unusual oriental-esque atmosphere. It's no wonder then that the DJ was originally dismissed as a novelty act (or perhaps it was sheerly down to the mouse costume), but underneath the jokey, furry exterior was a man with a message. "Operation Eradication" was inspired by the death of Eek's friend, DJ Erroll Scorcher, while "Ganja Smuggling" takes a serious look at this very subject. From the religious to the lovelorn, beyond the silly syllables, the DJ was full of intelligent and pithy observations. And when he wasn't,

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The link to "Sinsemilla" doesn't work.


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The link to "Sinsemilla" doesn't work.


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I mostly "dabble" in reggae so I haven't heard these albums. Thanks.

Can we get some of the Trojan box sets up in this piece?


didn't see this before, i'd suggest starting with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, not Sensimilla

as far as boxsets, there's tons and they're easy to find on blogs. if nobody else does it I'll find you a link to the Dynamite series tomorrow, 6 volumes of awesomeness that works as a pretty good study guide to jamaican music

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Money Gripp wrote:
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Jackie Mittoo - Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)


I presume this is a cover of the Procol Harum song?


Yep.


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Thanks a lot for the Eek-a-Mouse and Raiders of the lost Dub

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drizzle, your work in this thread so far is much appreciated.

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glad you guys are enjoying this, i'm thinking a lee perry-thon tomorrow

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glad you guys are enjoying this, i'm thinking a lee perry-thon tomorrow


Lee Perry>>>

I want to be schooled on Dub more. One of my favorite dude's is Augustus Pablo. Are there any "newer" artists making some ill dub music?

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I have a ton of dub coming up, but as far as new people - honestly there's so much good old reggae that I haven't heard yet that unless there's a single that catches my ear I rarely check for anything newer.

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ok, escobar lee perry season has begun

No better place to start than the greatest motherfucking dub album of all time (arguible I know). If you download just one album from this thread, this should be it

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# 1
# Zion's Blood
# 3:57
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# 2
# Croaking Lizard
# 3:27
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# Black Vest
# 4:41
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# Underground
# 2:58
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# Curly Dub
# 4:16
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# 6
# Dread Lion
# 4:32
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# 7
# Three in One
# 3:39
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# Patience
# 3:51
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# Dub Along
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# Super Ape
# 3:48

By 1976, Lee "Scratch" Perry was well established at his Black Ark studio, a fact proven by the quality of the creations emerging from its walls. The success of Max Romeo's "War in a Babylon" brought a deal with Island Records and the possibility of greater financial rewards. The single was followed by a full-length album of the same name as well as deejay Jah Lion's Columbia Colly LP. Riding this crest of productivity, Scratch then turned to a creation of his own. Super Ape offered a series of the producer's finest 1976 rhythms, from Devon Irons' "When Jah Come" and the Blue Bells' "Come Along" to Romeo's "War in a Babylon" and "Chase the Devil." All are bathed in the distinct, murky atmosphere that was becoming a Black Ark trademark, then served up in the form of dub-like de-constructions. Island's U.K./U.S. sequencing of Super Ape places "Dread Lion" at the album's heart. If any track fulfills the cover's promise to "Dub it up, blacker than dread", this is it. Vocals from numerous cuts seem to compete for their spot on the rhythm, while a dizzying mix of horns, flute and melodica swirl around them. Punctuating the song's rock-solid underbelly, Perry conjures startling thunderclaps from his mixing board. Other Super Ape heavyweights include "Croaking Lizard" and "Zion's Blood": thick muscular constructs from the Upsetter session team. The former features an excellent Prince Jazzbo toast over the "Chase the Devil" rhythm, while the latter, a cut of "When Jah Come," draws its elusive meaning from vocal phrases courtesy of Heptones Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn. Super Ape is a dubwise, alternate universe to Perry's Black Ark vocal hits. It awaits anyone willing to heed it's closing call: "This is the ape-man, trodding through creation, are you ready to step with I man?".

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i'm thinking a lee perry-thon tomorrow


:gyeah:

Lee Perry & The Upsetters (1968-1970)

Popcorn
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154919975113f234/

Straight To The Head
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Eastwood Rides Again
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15492034370b1efe/

Medical Operation
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154925763f12b91b/

Dollar In The Teeth
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15492532c5096699/

Snow White
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15492791bac2ac69/

Red Or Red
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154926395785f108/

You Are Adorable
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154930289e2023f8/

Red Hot
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15492953bcb63c69/

Touch Of Fire
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1549297866fcea01/

Heads Or Tails
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15493212c4bb24e2/

Moon Invader
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Live Injection
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ok, I see you singles and raise you Cloak and Dagger

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Side one

1. "Cloak And Dagger" ג€“ Tommy McCook & The Upsetters
2. "Sharp Razor V/S" ג€“ The Upsetters
3. "Hail Stone" ג€“ Winston Wright & Upsetters
4. "Musical Transplant" ג€“ The Upsetters
5. "Liquid Serenade" ג€“ Winston Wright & Upsetters
6. "Side Gate" ג€“ The Upsetters

Side two

1. "Iron Claw" ג€“ Tommy McCook & Upsetters
2. "V/S Iron Side" ג€“ The Upsetters
3. "Rude Walking" ג€“ Tommy McCook & The Upsetters
4. "V/S Bad Walking" ג€“ The Upsetters
5. "Caveman Skank" ג€“ Lee Perry & The Upsetters
6. "Pe-We Special" ג€“ The Upsetters

This album is kinda rare in stand alone form, it's usually packaged with Perry's other work from the era, so it's hard to find a review that addresses it specifically. I suck at writing music reviews, but here's some reasons to check it out:

- Considered to be a central piece in both Perry's canon and the revolution of dub as we know it

- Made in the peak of Black Ark (Perry's studio) creativity. There's some controversy on whether this was actually recorded there, but it was released by Black Ark and the Upsetters are on every track so...

- Tommy McCook is an absolute BEAST on the horn. He is best known for his work with the Skalites, and his career outside the group is equally notable. His playing + Perry's production + Upsetters backing = DUB FIRE

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One more clutch Lee Perry solo effort

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1. Soul Fire
2. Throw Some Water In
3. Evil Tongues
4. Curly Locks
5. Ghetto Sidewalk
6. Favorite Dish
7. Free Up The Weed
8. Big Neck Police
9. Yu Squeeze My Panhandle
10. Roast FIsh & Cornbread

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Roast Fish Collie Weed & Cornbread was Lee Perry's 20th album, counting his sets, compilations, and full-length dub discs. Amazingly, though, it was the first album Perry exclusively dedicated to his own vocal numbers. That, however, was not necessarily a strong selling point, as even his most devoted fans admit that Perry the singer is no equal to Scratch the producer. And thankfully the set doesn't open with his ghastly, out of tune cover of Junior Byles' sublime "Curley Locks," or the overly clever to the point of annoying "Favorite Dish" -- would someone please milk that damn cow and give that bawling baby a bottle?

Knock out those two tracks, though, and you're left with one of the most awe-inspiring albums of the decade, and even with them, the album is still a masterpiece. It's an extremely eclectic set, both thematically and musically, but without appearing flighty or unfocused.

There are wonderfully lighthearted moments, like the spectacularly dread title track, a song so heavy you expect Babylon to quake in the backing gladiator's wake. But all the thick atmosphere, stalking rhythm, and ominous melody merely set the table for Perry to serve up and lavishly proclaim his favorite dish. Brilliant.

Equally entertaining is "Throw Some Water In," as Perry equates proper auto maintenance to caring for one's own body, a cheerful lesson on the importance of exercise and diet set to a vivacious reggae backing. It's unclear if "Yu Squeeze My Panhandle" is meant to be humorous, although Perry's pleading to the DJ to play his record is so over the top pitiful, one can't imagine it's anything but tongue in cheek, and all set to a slow, scorcher of a rhythm layered with percussion and weird effects.

A question mark also hovers around the intent of "Evil Tongues," whose lyrics slip from condemning hypocrites down into the depths of paranoia. Unfortunately, future events proved the lyrics all too prophetic in reflecting Perry's slide into an emotional maelstrom. But so phenomenal is the claustrophobic production, it was still difficult to imagine that he was losing his way. In the cultural realm, "Big Neck Police" revived Perry's earlier single "Dreadlocks in Moonlight" with additional percussion, searing sax solos, and female backing vocalists, creating a number that not only equaled the original, but bettered it. "Free Up the Weed" was an impassioned, well-reasoned plea for legalization, while "Ghetto Sidewalk" requested light for the sufferers.

The latter was a little overly ambitious musically, as Perry attempted to blend jazzy sax, studio effects and percussion, and a sturdy, tribal-tinged rhythm. Much more effective was "Soul Fire," which layered instruments, effects, percussion, his own double-tracked vocals, and a mooing cow into a heady piece that defies categorization, but is laced with funk, soul, and the sound of classic Studio One.

And as highly experimental as many of the tracks are -- the rhythms throughout are particularly inspired, with the productions equally intriguing -- unlike many of Perry's earlier excursions out to the musical fringe, these numbers are eminently entertaining and downright infectious, boasting strong melodies and, dare one say it, great vocals. An extraordinary set, which in many ways laid the musical foundation for his Grammy-winning Jamaican E.T.

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I think next we'll have some classic albums that Perry produced but wasn't featured on as a performer.

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I think next we'll have some classic albums that Perry produced but wasn't featured on as a performer.


Word. I got a lot more on deck, but zshare is down right now. Gonna do three more posts with individual mp3s:

Marley Versions 1970-1971
Experimental Soul-To-Dub Transition 1972-1973
Dub 1973-1975

I'm gonna post some of the individual tracks from Cloak & Dagger as well (and if people like them, then obviously, download the entire album). That is easily one of my favorite reggae LPs.


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Lee Perry & Upsetters (1970-1971)

Sun Is Shining
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Mr. Brown
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154997893b234bab/

It's Alright
http://www.zshare.net/audio/154938377ea2d010/

Love Light
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15493881bc806d5d/

Shocks Of Mighty
http://www.zshare.net/audio/155000133298a3a3/

Soul Almighty
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15500205921fab86/

No Sympathy
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15500142600713fd/

Long Long Winter
http://www.zshare.net/audio/155001764c3c7761/

Rainbow Country
http://www.zshare.net/audio/155004846e086925/

Put It On
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15500289668d002b/

Dreamland
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1549418823b2c22e/

Don't Rock My Boat
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15494638c9510690/

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15499970b16f825e/

Soul Rebel
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15500474fbedc5e2/

Duppy Conqueror
http://www.zshare.net/audio/155003389e75d5ea/

400 Years
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1549997327d1fd9b/

Reaction
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1550050779d61d4a/

My Cup
http://www.zshare.net/audio/15500681b3bf8f8d/


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these are all versions right?

really curious about what you'll come up with for thas Soul-to-Dub thing

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drizzle wrote:
these are all versions right?

really curious about what you'll come up with for thas Soul-to-Dub thing


Yep, they're all instrumental versions.

The Cloak & Dagger LP is output from that transitional period. It's some experimental shit that led to all-out dub, or at least that's how I like to separate the eras.


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Interesting perspective, to me he's been experimenting his whole career - obviously in some points more than others, but he always shoehorns something crazy somewhere

very curious to see what you come up with

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