Boomkat Product Review:
Very tasty Scientist dubs of deep, rootsy rhythms by Force Of Music, aka the crack squad of players from The Revolutionaries and Roots Radics led by Roy Anthony Cousins
Another overlooked heater bubbles up from the Tamoki Wambesi Dove cauldron, with Scientist versioning grooves laid down in the late ‘70s by some of the Island’s greatest players at Channel One Studios. Originally released in 1994, the production values are contemporaneously digickal, but still keeping much of the analogue sound intact, finding Scientist at a later peak of his powers, roughly circa or prior to his seminal overhaul of Massive Attack’s ‘Protection.’
As a cursory glance will tell you, the tracks are all titled after heroes of the civil rights movement and notable Africans of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, with fittingly strong music to match, at best in the cavernous settings of ‘George Jackson’, with stone cold classic material to be uncovered in the reggae disco brilliance of ‘Martin Luther King,’ the spooked out steppers ‘Steve Biko’ and ‘Walter Rodney,’ heavy troddin’ roots in ‘Makandal Daaga’ and heads-down melodica wooze on ‘Jacques Dessalines’.
Don’t sleep on this label, it’s a microcosm of reggae and dub unto itself.