Boomkat Product Review:
Seminal debut album by Adrian Sherwood and company’s African Head Charge, re-cut at Berlin’s Dubplates & Mastering for optimal pressure. Includes download code and sleeve notes by Steve Barker.
“The groundbreaking debut albumin from 1981 that plays on both the title and concept of David Byrne and Brian Eno’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts.
Built upon sparse backing tracks constructed by Adrian Sherwood, the producer invited Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah (who had studied under Count Ossie in the rasta drumming camp at Wareika Hill in Jamaica) to lay down hand percussion patterns and breaks on top, augmented by stereo-strafed effects and the occasional burst of Sun Ra-style horns. The result is a unique mixture of traditional African rhythms, dub and free jazz.
Features DJ favourite “Stebeni’s Theme” and “Far Away Chant”, used to famously gruesome effect by David Lynch in the film Wild At Heart.”