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Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986
Artist
African Head Charge
ReleaseProduct
Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986
Label
On-U Sound
Catalogue Number
ONUCD134
Release Date
November 25, 2016
  • Box Set 5×CD
    • MP3
    • MP3
    • MP3
    • MP3
    • MP3
    • MP3
    $37.99
    • My Life In A Hole In The Ground (1981)
    • Environmental Studies (1982)
    • Drastic Season (1983)
    • Off The Beaten Track (1986)
    • Return Of The Crocodile & Super Mystic Breaks: Unreleased Tracks & Version Excursions (11 rare and unheard tracks from the period on CD for the first time)
    • Plus 24 page booklet with photos and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire)

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Inspired by Eno’s “vision of a psychedelic Africa”, English dub producer Adrian Sherwood and master Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah have collaborated on a series of studio experiments under the African Head Charge moniker for over 35 years. This anthology documents the white hot heat of their first 5 years over 5 discs.

8 of the unreleased tracks on disc 5 available concurrently on vinyl as ONULP133 Return Of The Crocodile (other 3 tracks released previously as part of the Record Store Day 10” Super Mystic Brakes).

Tracklist: DISC 1: MY LIFE IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND (1981)

  1. Elastic Dance
  2. Family Doctoring
  3. Stebeni’s Theme
  4. The Race (Part 1)
  5. Crocodile Shoes
  6. Stone Charge
  7. Far Away Chant
  8. Primal One Drop
  9. Hole In The Roof

DISC 2: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1982)

  1. Crocodile Hand Luggage
  2. Dinosaur’s Lament
  3. Beri Beri
  4. Snakeskin Tracksuit
  5. High Protein Snack
  6. In A Trap
  7. Breeding Space
  8. Primitive
  9. Latin Temperament DISC 3: DRASTIC SEASON (1983)
  10. Timbuktu Express
  11. I Want Water
  12. Bazaar
  13. African Hedge Hog
  14. Depth Charge
  15. Fruit Market
  16. Snake In The Hole
  17. Many Generations

DISC 4: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (1986)

  1. Off The Beaten Track
  2. Some Bizarre
  3. Belinda
  4. Language & Mentality
  5. Throw It Away
  6. Conspiring
  7. Release The Doctor
  8. Down Under Again
  9. Over The Sky
  10. Good Thing (bonus track)

DISC 5: UNRELEASED TRACKS & VERSION EXCURSIONS Return Of The Crocodile

  1. Makola Market
  2. Snake In The Goal
  3. Conspired
  4. Slippery Heel
  5. Further Off The Track
  6. More Bizarre
  7. Doctor Find
  8. Low Protein Snack Super Mystic Brakes
  9. Beri Version
  10. Realigned Dub
  11. The Race (Part 2)
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