album is part of something historical.
First, it is an episode of a series
released on the Greensleevs label featuring
the mixing skills of one Overton Brown, a
young prodigy and pupil of none other than
King Tubby's, the Godfather of DUB.
We know him as the Scientist. Yours truly
came to know his work through the first
track of this album, a great Dub from a
Johnny Osbourne track called "Love is Universal".
But that's not the real historical
aspect, even though Scientist can be seen as
a genius in the line of many prodigies we
came to learn throughout history. People
with an extraordinary talent.
No, it's about the series itself.
All Scientist's albums in the
Greensleeves series had a specific theme.
"Scientist Encounters Pac Man",
"Meets the Space Invaders", et
cetera. The titles of the superb DUB tracks
were all related to the theme, too.
This gave DUB an extra dimension. For the
art of DUB is to transform a multi track
recording into a psychedelic journey to the
unknown realms of our fantasies, just like
comic books and other forms of art.
And that is exactly what happens on this
album. Even without the extra tracks, it
would we worth considering to buy.
Great music, played by the Roots Radics
in what were the days when Rub a Dub or
early Dancehall was popular all over the
More pumping drum and basslines,
simplified and with a lot of skillful guitar
play form the basis on what the Scientist
mixed into a school example of High Quality
Deep Bass DUB Music!