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Upsetter

Lee Scratch Perry ‎– Back On The Controls

$48.00

Upsetter

Lee Scratch Perry ‎– Back On The Controls

$48.00

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The title Back On The Controls suggests the wishful thinking of patchy 2010 Mediacom Congos collaboration Back in the Black Ark. Yet here, credited as co-producer, Scratch seems to have been intimately involved in the building and mixing process (as evidenced by his request “I want to listen again” at the finish of opener Rastafari on Wall Street). The productions are thick, booming and soupy: the opposite to sharp metallic continental clarity of ERM. They are unashamedly Ark-centric in use of antique spring reverb, delay and percussion but avoid the signature track bouncing, while the heavily compressed kick drum sound adds a modern UK roots dance feel. Over thumping patterns by Style Scott and Horseman, Boyle and the band create ominous moods caressed by Serbian stalwart Hornsman Coyote’s trombone and bombastic eerie backing vocals from guitarist Hughie Izachaar and Christine Miller. – Reggaeville.com

Label: Upsetter (2) ‎– RLS001LP

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: UK

Released: 12 May 2014

Genre: Reggae

Style: Roots Reggae, Dub