African Head Charge

Drastic Season

£12.99 £18.99
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22nd January 2016 / LP / On-U Sound

African Head Charge

Drastic Season

£12.99 £18.99

We're psyched that On-U Sound have re-pressed the first four African Head Charge albums.

Their third album from 1983. Described by producer Adrian Sherwood as: "Experiments in active frequencies, out of time noises, rhythms within rhythms, and endless tape edits (edits on edits) resulting in the ultimate cut-up and paste job..." whilst an On-U press release of the time declared: "A high-tech rhythm mix of human, animal and machine sounds, captured on the Southern Studios digital rig by the "wackid' mixer ADRIAN SHERWOOD, up in sunny Wood Green, DRASTIC SEASON features that On-U rugged bass sound. Check it if you're a dancer, a listener, a film maker, a computer programmer, a human or an animal. Special treats in store for steam locomotive enthusiasts and biologists. You've never heard such sounds in your life (to quote ESP)."

LP with printed inner, includes DL card for full album

Side A
01. Timbuktu Express
02. I Want Water
03. Bazaar
04. African Hedge Hog

Side B
01. Depth Charge
02. Fruit Market
03. Snake In The Hole
04. Many Generations
Format /LP
Released /22nd January 2016
Catalogue / ONULP27
Barcode / 5060263721482
Label /On-U Sound
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