Anybody who had a wasted youth playing Grand Theft Auto III no doubt has large sections of this album burnt into their mind, so listening to it is sure to be a nostalgic experience. But there’s far more to Scientist’s most famous album than nostalgia - it’s beats, bass and bleeps made years before Warp, and with stunningly ridiculous horror sound bites to boot.
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9/10 ilgiallomondadori 23rd February 2016Killer classic album of booming, trippy dub that was, according to legend, recorded at midnight on Friday the 13th, in June, 1981 (unfortunately for the legend, June 13th 1981 was a Saturday; great story, though). If you've played Grand Theft Auto 3 and listened to K-Jah (and why wouldn't you?), you've had the cuts "Dance of the Vampires", "The Mummy's Shroud", "The Corpse Rises", "Your Teeth In My Neck" and "Plague of Zombies" burned into your brain already, and you know how killer this album is. Scientist learned his craft under tutelage of the master, King Tubby, and here, the student does the master proud. Reverb, echoing percussion, sound effects, and lots of drum and bass. This record is a special, spooky masterpiece, and even if you've listened to it thousands of times while cruising the streets of Liberty City, you'll never get tired of it. One of the best dub albums of all time, so get it. Dig that dope cover art, too.
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