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African Head Charge

Environmental Studies (LP)

Label: On-U Sound
Cat No: ON-U LP19


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African Head Charge ‎– Environmental Studies

A1. Crocodile Hand Luggage
A2. Dinosaur's Lament
A3. Beriberi
A4. Snakeskin Tracksuit

B1. High Protein Snack
B2. In A Trap
B3. Breeding Space
B4. Primitive
B5. Latin Temperament


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African Head Charge ‎– Environmental Studies

The second album from 1982 that saw African Head Charge working manipulated and vari-speeded 1/4 inch tape loops that were re-recorded back to the multi-track, soaked in reverb and delay, and then applied to the performances of the musicians, not to mention extensive use of found sounds and field recordings, hence the title.

The brainchild of Adrian Sherwood and percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, the group forged their own undefinable sound on these early albums which sound eerily contemporary, pre-dating the experimental bass music of labels such as Hyperdub and Tectonic.

Original pressing - released January 1, 1982