Album Review

Prince Jammy – “Prince Jammy Destroys The Invaders” – [Greensleeves Records Ltd.]

Naysayer   9/9/2013   12-inch, Reggae

This Prince Jammy monster dub rerelease album originally comes from 1982, several years before his groundbreaking all drum machine digital ragga style blew the roof off of reggae and dub. “Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders”, produced and mixed at King Tubby’s, recorded at Channel One, house band Roots Radics: it doesn’t get much better than this. As the album cover suggests, this is dub in space. It’s open ended. Not crowded at all. Lots of room for the sounds to bounce around. Because space is filled with…. well… space. Prince Jammy doesn’t need to fill each moment with something going on. Just the dubby dub bass and drums are enough to keep the listener going for awhile. But rest assured, the once in awhile odd space sound, the soundtrack of space invaders (as in video game also), will come out of nowhere and shoot across the speakers and through your room, putting a smile on your face. Now, if space travel sounded like this, I might think of signing up. Enjoy the fun.

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