Sach O once tried durian.
It’s raining cats, dogs and other assorted animals in Montreal today which means I’m staying home, nursing a hangover, listening to The Wailers and Lee Perry’s African Herbsman and pondering the path Reggae might have taken had Bob Marley not become a rock star. I’m also enjoying this ultra-deep Nina Simone dub by Inertia, a producer I’d never heard of but will now be keeping an eye on.
And when I say it’s a dub I do mean DUB: the remix lovingly wraps Ms Simone’s voice in a blanket of reverb and keeps the backing track Croydon tough and Mariana trench deep, avoiding any temptation to spoil the sauce with unneeded ingredients. The overall effect recalls *GASP* Burial minus the cassette tape crackle and may well be the only thing to pull me from Lee Perry’s production today.