Boomkat Product Review:
African Head Charge’s enigmatic 3rd LP from 1983, produced by Adrian Sherwood, now newly remastered at Dubplates & Mastering for optimal pressure. Heck knows what they were smoking back then but this is freaking psychedelic stuff, crammed with tribal drum trouble, endless tape edits and a ruthless, dizzying approach to the mixing desk.
“More so than most that make the claim, African Head Charge could truthfully make the assertion at this stage in their career that the music they were making was a genre unto itself, defying categorisation. Loose echoes of traditional African percussion music, field recordings and roots reggae inform the mix, whilst some parts conjure hop the stripped-back post-rock of Can or Tortoise.”