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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite quite mad, but endearingly so
This is less a remix album than a collection of new tracks loosely based around the original recordings which comprised the still-excellent Protection album. What Mad Professor does here is turn up the bass until your ribcage shakes, strips away some of the layers and concentrates on the hypnotic cycles of bass and drums and bass and drums and... it's unsettling, dark...
Published on 6 Oct 2004 by Mr. M. J. Hulme

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12 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much dub not much else
This album came as quite shock the first time I heard it. Expecting a class that can only come from Massive Attack(Blue Lines is as yet unsurpassed and will probably never be bettered)I was hoping for a top quality remix album. Regrettably not to be as the Mad professor's style predominantly involves repeating the same sound sample to mind numbingly tedious lengths.As a...
Published on 10 Feb 2001


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite quite mad, but endearingly so, 6 Oct 2004
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This review is from: No Protection (Audio CD)
This is less a remix album than a collection of new tracks loosely based around the original recordings which comprised the still-excellent Protection album. What Mad Professor does here is turn up the bass until your ribcage shakes, strips away some of the layers and concentrates on the hypnotic cycles of bass and drums and bass and drums and... it's unsettling, dark and at times dense, but rewarding. I don't know about the first cut being the deepest, but the first track here is the weakest. From thereon in, and just when you may start thinking "I've bought a lemon," the bass rumbles away and sweeps you off with it, and by the time you hit Cool Monsoon, you're away in another dimension. Don't buy this if you want to hear "Protection" with a different drum pattern or arrangement. Buy it if you want to hear a totally different dub-heavy take on a classic album. It's a potent brew.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a journey into sound......, 18 Nov 2004
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Fantastic, forget Protection, I think many people who buy this are expecting a remix of Unfinished Sympathy. It's not, it's dub, that's what it was meant to be and that's what it is. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Dub originates from Jamaican producers in the 60s messing around with the instrumental track of popular reggae hits, often as B sides. The echo chamber often being the weapon of choice, this is what the Professor triumphs at and what he is best remembered for.
It drags you in and spits you out, enveloped in a gluey, sticky bass bubble, adhering you helpless to the sofa and unable to reach for the controls. What a way to go......
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good but takes a few listens, 9 Mar 2001
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i've had this album for years, originally i never liked it and it gathered dust on my shelf but recently i rediscovered it and i think its fantastic. imagine my surprise then when watching High Fidelity and it gets quoted by John Cusac... whatever. anyway, i reccomend playing this very late at night, say 4 in the morning when you have had to stay up all night to do lots of work. play it through big headphones and it will sound fantastic to your vulnerable brain. but it does take a few listens to when you first buy it...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Dubbed out Remixes, 26 Aug 2010
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This set of dubbed out remixes takes a classic of the Bristol trip hop movement and adds a thoroughly warranted dub slant to the underlying melodies. The result is a fantastic reforming of Massive Attack's work with a new depth and sonic impetus which will prove a worthy addition to anyone's collection of smoked out discs. A 90's classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love dub!, 16 Dec 2011
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What happens when you add one the most popular digital music acts in the uk and one the most prolific dub producers of the century together? pure awesomeness is what! this album will not disappoint, guaranteed. mad professor is a true genius and this talent shines through on this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Needs time., 26 May 2008
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As with all music its a very strong matter of personal taste, if you like massive attack you won't neccesarily enjoy this. I love it, but it took me a year before I actually enjoyed it and now is one of my most played album. Great for zoning out and getting lost...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad Professor creates yet another Masterpiece!, 14 Sep 2000
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Mad Professor has blessed us with a numerous number of classic dub tracks throughout decades, and still does.
The weakness with previous albums is that there are just a few tracks on each album that are really good, but with this collaboration with Massive Attack, every track is a small Masterpiece in itself.
Although it is a few years old, it still feels very fresh. Buy it and enjoy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Protection on mushrooms, 19 May 2010
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An incredibly trippy mix that includes some vibes from Protection but is basically just a mong out session. This is a fearful and acidic journey to the dark side that will provide any psychonaut with ample terrain for exploration. Those looking for more of the vocal charms of the original album won't find them showcased here, this is more of a deep bass affair and pretty much definitive of the term 'trip-hop'. If Protection is a summer's evening around the cheeseboard then this is the 3am aftermath that follows where the usual suspects remain lurking somewhere. Whilst the drippy sounds of 'Cool Monsoon' among certain other tracks are memorable I would say anyone trying too hard to find a great track somewhere in the midst will be disappointed. The mix as a whole, listened to under the absolutely right conditions and allowed room to breathe, does exactly what it sets out to achieve. If you buy this CD you might possibly end up having it for quite a while before it decides to unleash itself. Once it does though you'll find it hard to match, a definite best-in-class performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mad professor, 20 July 2014
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Great music
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12 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much dub not much else, 10 Feb 2001
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This album came as quite shock the first time I heard it. Expecting a class that can only come from Massive Attack(Blue Lines is as yet unsurpassed and will probably never be bettered)I was hoping for a top quality remix album. Regrettably not to be as the Mad professor's style predominantly involves repeating the same sound sample to mind numbingly tedious lengths.As a result the songs often take a distant second place to the pointless jiggery pokery of the Professer. He may well be mad but the remixes on this album are just annoying.All this leads to a dissolusioned and messy album which inevitably grates. Its a shame seeing as the original material it was based on was so good. Avoid.
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