Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry

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Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry - Orbserver In The Star House Orbserver In The Star House
Electronic New - LP TE289 The End
Sealed 2012 180gm 2LP With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. “The Orb Are Almost As Legendary In Electronic Music Circles As Perry Is In The Reggae World, But Their Signature Style -- A Soft And Dreamy Fusion Of House And Ambient Music -- Is Obviously Not A Good Fit With Perry's Sonic Adventurousness Or His Infamously Manic (Not To Say Crazy) Verbosity. As It Turns Out, Though, This Is One Of Those Situations In Which A Surface Incompatibility Masks Deep Harmony. The Orb Do Not Try To Provide Faux-Black-Ark Reggae Grooves For Perry, Nor Do They Make The Mistake Of Treating His (Apparently Improvised) Lyrics As Sacred Pronouncements. Instead, They Create A Rich Tapestry Of Soft But Dense Rhythmic Backing, Some Of It More House-Derived, Some Of It More Reggae-Flavored, Over Which Perry Raps, And Then They Treat His Voice Like One Instrument Among Many To Be Woven In And Out Of That Tapestry. The Approach Is Dubwise, But The Result Is Unique -- It Simultaneously Pushes Familiar Musical Buttons And Sounds Like Nothing Else That Has Come Before. Listening To This Album Is A Bit Like Eating Comfort Food From An Alien Planet. Highlights Include The Stately And Decorous Skank Of "Man In The Moon," The Tectonically Bassy "Go Down Evil," And The Richly Funky "Thirsty," Which Is Built On A Piece Of Vintage Perry Wisdom: "If You're Thirsty, Drink Some Water."” – Rick Anderson, AMG... more details
 

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