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Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986
Artist
African Head Charge
ReleaseProduct
Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986
Catalogue Number
ONUCD134
Release Date
November 2016
  • Box Set 5×CD + 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) 01. Elastic Dance 02. Family Doctoring 03. Stebeni’s Theme 04. The Race (Part 1) 05. Crocodile Shoes 06. Stone Charge 07. Far Away Chant 08. Primal One Drop 09. Hole In The Roof

DISC 2: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1982) 01. Crocodile Hand Luggage 02. Dinosaur’s Lament 03. Beri Beri 04. Snakeskin Tracksuit 05. High Protein Snack 06. In A Trap 07. Breeding Space 08. Primitive 09. Latin Temperament DISC 3: DRASTIC SEASON (1983) 01. Timbuktu Express 02. I Want Water 03. Bazaar 04. African Hedge Hog 05. Depth Charge 06. Fruit Market 07. Snake In The Hole 08. Many Generations

DISC 4: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (1986) 01. Off The Beaten Track 02. Some Bizarre 03. Belinda 04. Language & Mentality 05. Throw It Away 06. Conspiring 07. Release The Doctor 08. Down Under Again 09. Over The Sky 10. Good Thing (bonus track)

DISC 5: UNRELEASED TRACKS & VERSION EXCURSIONS Return Of The Crocodile 01. Makola Market 02. Snake In The Goal 03. Conspired 04. Slippery Heel 05. Further Off The Track 06. More Bizarre 07. Doctor Find 08. Low Protein Snack Super Mystic Brakes 09. Beri Version 10. Realigned Dub 11. The Race (Part 2)

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