• african head charge Return of the Crocodile (LP, £18.25)

    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 collaborated on a series of studio experiments under the African Head Charge moniker, resulting in groundbreaking albums such as ‘Environmental Studies’ and ‘Off The Beaten Track’.  The otherworldly sounds they conjure up have touchstones in Count Ossie’s mystic revelations, Can’s ethnological forgery series and the post punk underground but ultimately inhabit a genre of their own creation.  These radically different versions of early African Head Charge classics have been lovingly restored and sequenced from the original master tapes by On-U archivist Patrick Dokter. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.  Includes printed inner with sleeve notes by Steve Barker (BBC Lancashire’s On The Wire), plus a digital download card for full album.  These tracks are also available on CD as part of the 5CD box set ‘Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986’.

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