Lee Perry Jamaican E.T.

I checked this more recent (from 2002) CD out from the library. I am not sure what I was expecting, but to listen to this set is disconcerting to say the least.

Scratch produced and composed all of the tracks, but a Black Ark production this is not. He does give a shout out via the track Message to Black Ark Studios.

The production is clean and buries the competent beats and grooves pretty far below Lee's vocals. He utilizes a technique of sorts throughout this set wherein he puts his voice is both left and right channels simultaneously. In effect he layers his vocals, spouting random stuff (as you would expect.)

The end result is that the listener gets a feel for what it is like to have voices in the listener's head. Well, Lee Scratch Perry's voice in the listener's head at least.

I fully realize that not every Scratch album can be Africa's Blood, but still this was pretty disappointing.

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