PROMISED LAND SOUNDS by RAS MICHAEL & THE SONS OF NEGUS

SKU91348
ArtistRAS MICHAEL & THE SONS OF NEGUS
TitlePROMISED LAND SOUNDS
LabelDUG OUT
Catalog #DO-LGR1201
Genre
ReleaseWeek 31 - 2016
FormatVinyl - UKLP
€ 20,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Yoyo
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/p/91348_promised_land_sounds/1_yoyo.mp3
  2. Boom A Ya
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/p/91348_promised_land_sounds/2_boom_a_ya.mp3
  3. I Ya I
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/p/91348_promised_land_sounds/3_i_ya_i.mp3
  4. Non A Jah Jah Children No Cry
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/p/91348_promised_land_sounds/4_non_a_jah_jah_children_no_cry.mp3

Description

'Rockin live ruff and tuff', this is the untrammelled counterpart to Dadawah, six years later in 1980, fresh from the Black Ark: free, rawly spiritual trance-music; a full-force nyabinghi freak-out. Beautifully presented in rigid, old-school, tip-on sleeves, with matt-coated fronts and untreated-paper backs; 180g vinyl.The drummers are headlong and rollicking, thunderous and explosive. Even more so than Dadawah, the mix is ecstatically echoey; giddily dubwise without let-up. Ras Michael himself sings from the mountain-top, like he just don�t care � at the top of his lungs, in voices, screeching like a bird � with the delirious abandonment otherwise owned in reggae by Lee Perry.
Amongst the uncredited performances swirled into proceedings, there are squiggles of flute straight from the Upsetters song-book, the minor-key organ stabs and abstraction of electric space-jazz, and sax-playing more attuned to the Headhunters than the Blazing Horns. (I Ya I in particular is a stunning fifteen minutes.)
This is the real thing, music without affectation. Pure reggae. Sun Ra fans should love it; anyone with ears to hear.