Boomkat Product Review:
Skanking in the wake of those crucial This Heat represses, comes a first ever reissue for Charles Bullen and Julius Samuel’s mind-blowing art-dub-punk-funk masterpiece; Lifetones’ For A Reason.
This is the kind of record that prompts feverish responses from those who’ve heard it and who still can’t place it anywhere but the top of the early ‘80s pile for sheer levels of musical innovation, consolidation, and timeless repetition.
There are songs in here that sound like nothing else. We’re talking about the loping, hypnotic genius of those elliptical vocal harmonies and shuffling drums in Good Side which will lodge in your head for a lifetime, or the percolating, heatsick gyrations of Decide with its joyous interworldly gait, and the pineal dub incision of For a Reason, and everything that happens between.
Can’t wait to have a full fat version on repeat at home. Highly recommended!