Batshit dub legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry will release a new album this year with slightly less insane dub legend Adrian Sherwood. Sort of.
Titled Dub Setter, the record is born from the same sessions as Perry’s Mighty Upsetter LP, featuring “radical reworkings” of tracks from that album, plus new material.
It’s also the first “full-on dub” album with Sherwood at the controls since his own Never Trust a Hippie, from 2003, though he is working on a dub project with the Bug. The press release promises “Sherwood operating at the peak of his rootical production powers, playing the studio to full soundbwoy effect as he draws on a vast range righteous musics from around the globe to create a conquering lion of earth-shaking psychedelic rhythm and sound that will delight any fan of the trademarked On-U style.”
Dub Setter was initially available as a Japan-only CD in early 2009, but this new version is available worldwide both CD and limited vinyl.