We’re having a bit of love in at the moment with the back catalogue of a certain Adrian Sherwood.
Caught wind of him in various interviews and came across him proper when he put out some serious weaponry with Techtonic’s Pinch in recent times.
That stellar hook up led to a fantastic album called Late Endless Night last year. It brought us back to the meditative earlier stages of dubstep, with enough technoid propulsion to devastate any floor.
We leapt straight from that into one of his more notable early projects, a band called African Head Charge. A diverse whirlwind of weirdo clangy and industrial takes on dub music, with all guns set to freak out with pure dread.
Sherwood founded the band in the early 1980’s with a percussionist friend called Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah. Seems Sherwood dragged the band’s aesthetic template out of a quote from Brian Eno about My Life In The Bush With Ghosts.
If you fancy a backgrounder interview, there’s this thing in The Quietus. Plenty more abounds too.
The first four African Head Charge releases have just been freshly pressed on vinyl by his On U label for you wax hounds out there.
Word is they’ll be landing locally via All City. You’ll save a tonne on the postage in there.