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SCIENTIST ENCOUNTERS PAC-MAN
Mikey Dread called him "apprentice master", and that was two years before he mixed this album. The apprentice was a youth and his teacher was none other than King Tubby himself.

Another word which would very well describe young Overton Brown as he took up the challenge by King Tubby's who told him there was no way in which he would be able to mix a good DUB, would be "prodigy".

The Scientist, as he was called pretty soon after his initial mixing works, became the most innovative Dub engineer after King Tubby's back in the late 1970's, early 1980's.

It was a time wherein Reggae Music changed from Roots Rockers into Rub a Dub, a time wherein the Roots Radics had just replaced the Revolutionaries as Channel One's studio band.

Producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes was very impressed by Scientist's Dub mixes and a series of albums were released on the UK based Greensleeves label. 

This album is a part of that series. 

Ten outstanding Dub mixes, wherein the Scientist shows his ability to completely transform a danceable Rub a Dub riddim into a totally spaced out trip into realms where no one had gone before.

Every knob on the mixing board is touched. Every instrument is treated with layers of effects, even the bass guitar. There were only two hands mixing, but it surely sounds like the Scientist was mixing with 20 hands. 

Most of the tracks follow each other in an almost unnoticeable manner, while subtle and not-so-subtle use of effects takes you from one event into the next.

Vocalists like Eek a Mouse and the Viceroys enter the mix only to leave again, soaked in echo's and reverbs. The drum and bass seem to cause explosions at every hit of the snare drum, and a host of other instruments (especially the guitar) provide a multitude of extraordinary moments.

You don't listen to an album like this, you experience it.

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