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Starship Africa

by Creation Rebel

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Originally recorded in 1978 (following the recording of Dub from Creation), the mighty Starship Africa was already envisioned as the debut album by one DJ Superstar, toasting over a series of rhythms performed by the basic Creation Rebel unit, with Misty in Roots' Tony Henry on superbly melodic bass. These original tapes have long since vanished - the project was cancelled and it would be another two years before Adrian Sherwood returned to them, while casting around for the maiden release by a new label he was involved with, 4D Rhythms. Remixing and re-recording the rhythms saw Jamaican drummer Style Scott recruited to play live over Charlie Eskimo Fox's original tapes (played backwards through the desk!); an additional half a dozen percussionists, drawn from whoever happened to be in the studio at the time, were also overdubbed. Rumoured to be the planned soundtrack of a Don Letts-directed film about ‘alien dreads from beyond the stars’ (!) it’s mixture of interplanetary sound effects and heavy, heavy bass pressure still has the ability to astonish.

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released January 1, 1980

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Creation Rebel London, UK

Originally the backing group for the late reggae great Prince Far-I, Creation Rebel worked with Adrian Sherwood from 1978 - 1982, recording some of the best reggae dub music this side of Lee Perry during the early English punk era. Brilliant musicians such as Eskimo Fox, Bigga Morrison, Style Scott and Crucial Tony made music that is languorous, funky, spacey, and totally intoxicating. ... more

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