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Culture/Scientist

Scientist Dubs Culture Into A Parallel Universe   RAS-3257, (CD & LP)

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All song written by: Joseph Hill
Published by: Tafari Music, Inc (ASCAP)

Dub Production by Scientist at Sonic Jungle Recording Studio, Hollywood CA

Recorded at Tuff Gong, Mixing Lab & Selietion, Kingston JA
Mastered by: Jim Fox at www.lionfox.com
Cover art & design by Eric White at www.ewhite.com
Interior layout & design by JML Design at www.jmldesign.com

Release date: Qctober 17, 2000

Interview with Scientist

It’s dusk, and the streets of Babylon are filled with turmoil. The citizens are growing poorer, the warlords are getting fatter, and our hero Joseph Hill from the tribe of Culture has been longing for a way out of this mess. He dreams of returning to Zion where the jungle is green, not concrete, justice is served and the food is always ital. Caught in this web, the agents of greed and debauchery threaten to overtake him and his people. He fearlessly cries out with the warning "Share the riches with the poor before they share the poverty with you!" and, to his surprise, this time his call is answered with a resounding echo, the force of which begins to shake the earth. So he calls out again with a question this time, "When will this payday be?" and the resulting reverb has shattered the highrises’ windows! The sky turns a surreal shade of purple and he wonders- could it be that help is finally on the way? Could the dub master known as Scientist who apprenticed under King Tubby and brought us salvation in the form of original, hard dub music in the 1970s be back to rescue the righteous? The sound of repeating trumpets and rippling drumbeats bouncing off the crumbling walls fills the air and lifts Joe’s hopes as he begins to levitate with vacuum force. The tribe of Culture is drawn up as well, instruments in hand and harmonies in tow as they are dubbed into a parallel universe. Could this actually be payday? Has retribution come at last? Our hero looks back at the city below and catches a glimpse of the renegade engineer who appears to be orchestrating the entire collapse of Babylon from a rooftop with a mere soundboard.…To learn what happens next, go directly to your stereo, don your headphones and execute the "play" command for this compact disc!

 

Track Listing:

01.  Spacetime Continuum
02.  Return Of Mr. Mxyztplk
03.  Beam Me Up Dubby
04.  Photon Phaser Phever
05.  Intergalactic Excursion
06.  Quantum Physics Revisited
07.  Black Hole
08.  To Go Where No Dub Has Gone Before
09.  E Equals MC Squared
10.  Unified Field Theory
11.  Plasma Conduit


Credits:

Performers:
Lead Vocals: Joseph Hill
Drums: Phanso
Bass: Glen Browne
Guitars: Wayne Armond, Dwight Pinkney, Andrew Simpson
Percussion: Sticky, Harry T, Joseph Hill
Keyboards: Christopher Birch, Clive Hunt
Drum programming: Rohan Dwyer
Harmonica: Paul Davidson
Melodica: Seyoum Netfa
Horns: Nambo, Chico Green, Bobby Ellis, Barry Barley, Everton Gale
Flutes: Egbert Evans
Sax: Piccolo

Production Credits
Produced by: Clive Hunt
Dub Production by Scientist at Sonic Jungle Recording Studio, Hollywood CA

Recorded at Tuff Gong, Mixing Lab & Selietion, Kingston JA
Mastered by: Jim Fox at www.lionfox.com
Cover art & design by Eric White at www.ewhite.com
Interior layout & design by JML Design at www.jmldesign.com
All song written by: Joseph Hill
Published by: Tafari Music, Inc (ASCAP)

 

 


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