What could be better on a summer's afternoon than lazing around in the garden while listening to the Adrian Sherwood instigated jocular dub musings of Dub Syndicate?
It even makes the odd diluvial deluge seem exciting.
More than a compilation album, this Classic Selection includes remixes, imported single releases and ten previously unreleased tracks.
The On-U Sound collective here features Bim Sherman, Style Scott, Errol Holt, Dr. Pablo, Dwight, Skip McDonald and others, all carefully arranged, produced and manipulated by Sherwood, the true master of the knobs.
Some of the tunes may seem familiar, especially if you are a listener to other On-U Sound artists and recordings, such as Bim Sherman or the excellent collaborative album Lee Perry made with Dub Syndicate: Time Boom X De Devil Dead.
But here the tracks are pared right down, emulating the true origins of Jamaican dub music.
Quite remarkable really, considering the majority of On-U Sound's music originated from East London.
Dub Syndicate - Classic Selection, Volume 1 (1989)
The Show is Coming
Man of Mystery
Short Sharp Treatment
See a Man's Face
Before the Future
CD rip to mp3s, includes artwork
Syndicate yourself here