How can you possibly go wrong when you're CD comes with a free pair of 3D-spex? Well in some places, with remarkable ease.
Now I'll grant you, I'm not the biggest reggae fan in the world. Not after coming down from an acid trip, while Black Uhuru were playing at Glastonbury in nineteen eighty mumble. However, I am partial to the odd bit of dub, if it's down with style.
So it's when the main players - Gizzy D, Snapper J and Kitty B (who may be using pseudonyms) - get the right supporting cast in place, that things work best. Which means the more conventional tracks like 'Political Patsy' and 'Mediocracy' drift by without making much of an impression. But when they take some chances as on the surprisingly affecting ballad 'Reflections' and the dubby 'Dread Up' that things all click into place.
On this, their third album, Analogue Mindfield demonstrate a sense of adventure and experimentation that lifts them up and above the majority of the moribund and redundant music out there. For sure, it doesn't all work, but at least they're trying to reach for the stars.