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It's an EP really, but it's brilliant.
on 2 July 2013
OK let's start with a reality check. This is not really another new album from the Orb and Lee Perry. In effect it is a 5-track EP extension to the Observer LP, (the sixth track being an interlude) and one of those tracks (No Ice Age) was already released as an itunes exclusive. So that's about 22 minutes of fresh sounds. The second half of the release is taken up with instrumentals.
But having got that out of the way, this is still a real treat; spacious dubbed out productions abound. It's a move away from the pounding grooves that dominated much of "Orbserver", but there's still plenty of bass to satisfy dub-heads, and in fact the traditional dub influences are stronger - shades of Rhythm & Sound to my ears. Perry's lunacy is on the same form - rhyming "apple" with "chapel", "crusher" with "Russia" on "Don't Rush I"
The green vinyl is lush and a high quality pressing, there's a download code included, and after all you have those instrumentals to hand as well. The Amazon price is about the most reasonable on the web, so get it while stocks last.