Album Review

Sherwood, Adrian and Pinch – “Late Night Endless” – [On-U Sound]

Thurston Hunger   9/22/2015   12-inch, A Library

Putting the wise in dubwise, Adrian Sherwood’s
fresh 2015 collaboration with UK producer Pinch
will sit side by vinyl side with his recent
collection of early cuts from 1979-84. That’s
some heavy years, and this is some heavy dub.
Bass thick and thicker, plenty of guests
including reggae royalty on the apt-named
“Music Killer Dub” which rolls some sticky
herb samples into its mix. A trippy hippy chick
waxes psyche-philosphical on “Wild Birds Sing”
and samples often share the spotlight with the
low end signals. Some snippets will trigger
the synapse for a whoop there it is flash.
Side A felt more spooked out dubstep, Side C
has the ladies. “Stand Strong” has a great
discombulated beat before Temi “Queen” Odeyale
sings syrup into it. “Run Them Away” brings
Bim Sherman back for another run, reminded me
of the “Isolationism” days of dub. Nice! Audio
candy of bits and bytes dropped in are no doubt
tasty, but the meal is in the bass and
reverberations. -Thurston Hunger

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