Boomkat Product Review:
Another must-check dub bonanza from Tamoki Wambesi Dove, with Scientist heading up an all-star cast of players and crucial digits on the desk
More a part 2, rather than a strictly dub version of 1983’s ‘The People’s Choice’, this 23 track digital release of the later CD edition, offering a patchwork compilation of alternate tracks that loosely correspond to the original session. It’s notable not least for two totally non-reggae bookends, the chants and percussion of ‘The Arawak’ (indigenous peoples of South America and the Caribbean; Whalley Rangers may know!) and a glorious dash of merry folk flutes on ‘Quadril’, while the rest of the set sloshes between roots reggae dub, proper, as with big highlights in the steppers bounce of ‘Emperor’s Faith’, the cavernous ‘Tom The Great Sabean’, and the dread heavy ‘Ruddy’s Spanish Town Champion’, thru to more digi-sounding styles on the likes of ‘Killimanjaro - 24 KT88 Power’, the synthetic brightness of ‘King Tiubby’s Hi-Fi’ and the balmy bop of ‘El Suzie A Go-Go Disco.’ The mastering quality may noticeably alternate throughout, but doesn’t detract from our enjoyment, at least.