|Scientist - In The Kingdom of Dub |
Whether by chance or fate, another non-trad dub label has dumped a wealth of the plate echoed essentials our way. Important hasn't always been the source for long lost classics, especially not from the ranks of Kingston's finest but they've
| revived two of Scientists best offerings and put them back into the hands and tables of needy collectors everywhere. Though not the inventor of the dub aesthetic (that honor typically goes to his mentor King Tubby) young Hopeton Brown is credited with delving the sound deeper into the psychedelic waters than most others at the time and because of it, he earned a spot as an engineer at Channel One Studios at only eighteen. His debut may have established his name but I've leaned further into the bluesier, rootsier follow-up In The Kingdom of Dub which retains the effects laden approach but shows great respect for the traditions of reggae as well. Both are a great introduction to Scientist's approach and legacy and Important has placed these LPs back into the market where they belong, and with the blessing of the man himself, who's often had bad luck with labels and litigation.
[MP3] Scientist - 305 Spanish Town Road Dub
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