Boomkat Product Review:
The 4th album from African Head Charge, written in ’85 and now remastered at Dubplates & Mastering for optimal pressure. The mad genius Adrian Sherwood at the desk, commanding an arsenal of samples and contributions by Jah Wobble (PIL), Skip McDonald (Sugarhill Gang/Tackhead), and Albert Einstein.
“Originally released in 1986, Off The Beaten Track still sounds forward thinking, forging a new middle ground between dub and electronic music. Programmed chants and unexpected sounds (barking dogs, breaking glass, gypsy violin loops) are dropped onto a fluid rhythmic bed. A landmark recording in the integration of sampling technology and live instrumentation.”