on 24 December 2004
Futuristic, metallic dub from 1981. Very groovy and punchy with sonic depth charges galore, but for all the raw power this is a graceful and free breathing record, with radical decontructions and seamless dub-wise effects and edits. The recording quality is slicker than average too.
on 12 August 2012
I have this on vinyl & i've downloaded Red Shift and Laser Attack from iTunes, so the tracks listed in the MP3 download do NOT correspond to the songs I can remember.
Back in the 80s this album destroyed the Bass speakers I could afford to buy. I loved it.
I also loved the artwork & spent many hours looking at Scientist & his nubile assistants blasting Invaders.
Now I can only play digital, so I seek it's single-minded dub-bass purity again, to re-live the summers of my youth.
on 22 February 2012
This is my personal opinion: This is The Greatest Scientist Dub Reggae Album of All-Time! Not the most consistent but certainly very highly inventive and original dub mixed by Scientist in his peak period between 1978 - 1984. This is Creativity and Psychedelic Dub Reggae gone absolutely crazy and insane (especially some of the latter tracks). I won't spoil your enjoyment and comment on all the tracks - and yes, I do vehemently think that Greensleeves or any other Label/Distributor should re-release both Vinyl and CD version of this landmark Dub Reggae LP. The second-hand prices are insulting and offensive. Not recommended. Yes, the "Scientist Rids the World of....Evil Vampires.." is a more consistent album but lacks the sheer brilliance and individualistic audacity of some of other-worldly spaced-out zonked drugged-to-the-max tracks on this Legendary Classic Dub album ever recorded in Jamaica. Listen to some tracks on YouTube and/or other music web sites. Personally, young Scientist push the envelopes/boundaries of Dub on this highly-regarded & rated album. Never really equalled. Judge/Jury for yourself.