• african head charge Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986 (5 CD boxed set, £30.95)

    label: on-u sound

    Inspired by Eno’s “vision of a psychedelic Africa,” English dub producer Adrian Sherwood and master Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah have collaborated on a series of studio experiments under the African Head Charge moniker for over 35 years. This anthology documents the white hot heat of their first 5 years over 5 discs: ‘My Life In A Hole In The Ground’ (1981), ‘Environmental Studies’ (1982), ‘Drastic Season’ (1983), ‘Off The Beaten Track’ (1986) and ‘Unreleased Tracks & Version Excursions’ (11 rare and unheard tracks from the period on CD for the first time).  Also includes a 24 page booklet with photos and sleeve notes by Steve Barker (BBC Radio Lancashire’s On The Wire).  Eight of the unreleased tracks on CD5 are available on vinyl as ‘Return Of The Crocodile’.

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