Introducing Scientist: The Best Dub Album In The World (LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Superior Viaduct 
Year: 2015 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 Steppers
A2 Rubber Foot
A3 Elasticated
A4 Rocking
A5 Lovers

B1 Front Line
B2 Scientific
B3 Jungle
B4 Bali-Hi
B5 Chemistry

Originally released in 1980.

PERSONNEL:

Bass – Errol Flabba Holt, R. Shakespear
Drums – Sly Dunbar, Style Scott
Engineer – Maxie
Lead Guitar – Rad Dougie Bryan, Sowell
Mixed By – Scientist
Organ – Winston Blue Beck Wright
Percussion – Barnabas, Scully
Piano – Gladston Gladdy Anderson
Producer – Al Campbell
Rhythm Guitar – Eric Bingy Bunny Lamount

Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for nearly 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubby’s studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubby’s throne, producing imaginative and technically impressive mixes that solidified his forward-looking nickname.

Recorded with Sly & Robbie at Channel One Studio and mixed at King Tubby’s, "Introducing Scientist" features hypnotic basslines, reverb-drenched keyboards, and fluid, start-stop rhythms. Opening track “Steppers,” with its well-balanced phrasing and organic contours, shows Scientist’s mastery of the studio-as-instrument concept. On “Scientific,” the effects-laden guitars are stretched to their outer limit to create magnificent, spaced-out textures and muted tension. Introducing Scientist displays the talents of a man obsessed with every element of production, drawing out the very best of the dub form.

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