There are at least three editions of the album Blackboard Jungle Dub by reggae provocateur Lee “Scratch” Perry, each one with a different track listing (and sometimes a different title). It’s arguably the world’s first dub album, but whether that distinction is accurate or not, it does serve to delineate Perry’s exploration of a recording […]
The festival has been a punching bag so far this year, but with luck it’ll turn out more like a piñata—and either way, the Reader is getting in a few swings.
An early reggae classic that went unreleased until 1990
Black Cinema House revisits John Akomfrah, radical chronicler of the African diaspora.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
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