It would be interesting to be able to spend the day inside of Lee Perry's head. Some of the stuff he comes up with is so far out there that you have to scratch your head then laugh. "Repentance" is the latest release of Lee Perry. It's impossible to categorize this album into any single genre. At its core it is a reggae album, but with a heavy dose of synthesizers and an overall funky vibe.
Overall the album works and is a fun listen. Perry has released material in the past that has a lot of synthesizer in it, however "Repentance" is heavier on the electronic sound than most of his previous albums. For example, "Santa Claus" is essentially a techno song with Perry doing his signature "babbling" in the background. The album from start to finish is full of energy and is really solid dance music. There are a lot of musical layers in the songs, which may turn off reggae purists looking for a sound more akin to the early years of Perry.
"Repentance" has a unique sound and is my favorite Perry album in recent years. It is creative, well-produced, and just a plain fun musical romp. It's actually quite ridiculous that a man over 70 years old is still making music of this kind of quality and energy. Perry hasn't lost his touch at all. There's a genius at work here, maximum respect.