Heavy Rain by Lee 'Scratch' Perry

The mighty Upsetter and living legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry's presents 'Heavy Rain' - a dub companion to his recent 'Rainford' long-player. Alongside co-producer and On-U Sound bossman Adrian Sherwood, the original source material is given some proper heavy dubwise mixing desk action that radically revises and remoulds the blueprint into new shapes that will resonate with the tokers.

Vinyl LP £19.25 ONULP145

Black vinyl LP on On-U Sound. Comes in a reverse board sleeve.

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CD £10.49 ONUCD145

CD on On-U Sound.

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Limited Vinyl LP £19.25 ONULP145X

Limited edition silver coloured vinyl LP on On-U Sound. Comes in a reverse board sleeve.

  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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Heavy Rain by Lee 'Scratch' Perry
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7/10 Fred MG 12 December 2019

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has to take great credit for ‘Rainford’, the LP that he dropped earlier in 2019 and the best thing he’s been involved with for a while. However, that album’s real star was Adrian Sherwood, the On-U Sound boss and longtime Perry collaborator who manned the controls during recording. Sherwood has always had a particularly adventurous approach to dub, his crisp productions frequently drawing from a huge variety of genres, and on ‘Rainford’ Sherwood’s bright sound gave buoyancy to Perry’s star-crossed musings.

The trick repeats on ‘Heavy Rain’, ‘Rainford’s set of companion dubs. While still maintaining the rocksteady potency of a ‘Super Ape’ or a ‘Cloak And Dagger’, ‘Heavy Rain’ also snaps and bubbles in a way that wouldn’t have happened if Sherwood hadn’t been involved. The drums and guitars, in particular, are extremely well produced - cuts like ‘Enlightened’ are driven forward by chunky thwacks of snare while ‘Mindworker’, ‘Above And Beyond’ and the Brian Eno-assisted ‘Here Come The Warm Dreads’ have spacious mixes that let guitars trace little curls of melody in the air. Best of all is ‘Crickets In Moonlight’, a charmingly scattergun number that sees its riddim offset by punch-drunk trumpets and a chirruping guitar vamp.




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