Dub and reggae legend Lee “Scratch Perry and pioneering electronic and ambient music producer Brian Eno have debuted a new collaborative dub track entitled “Here Come the Warm Dreads.” This track is a reference to the 1974 Eno album Here Come the Warm Jets, along with the title track of the same name.
“Here Come the Warm Dreads,” opens up with a pounding bassline and horn sections, complimented by the dub rhythms and plenty of stereo sounds, that switch from left to right throughout the track. The track is a tribute to the old dub tracks, while utilizing modern stereo production techniques, and bits of experimentation highlighting both artists eclectic styles.
“When we approached Brian about working on a track he didn’t hesitate and said he would happily do something with Lee Scratch Perry,” Adrian Sherwood said in a statement. “We worked together on a quick dub version of the track and took what was a crazy tune even further out there. I have always wanted to do something with Brian and hopefully there will be more opportunity in the future.”
This latest track is from Heavy Rain, a dub companion album to Perry’s recent 2019 release Rainford, made between Perry and Adrian Sherwood. “Whether people wind up liking the music or not, Rainford is a confusing, head-scratching, and fun album from a guy who’s spent eight decades perfecting the unpredictable,” mxdwn reviewer Arnim Whisler explained.
While Eno is not yet an octogenarian like Perry yet, the 71 year-old is also still putting out music consistently to this day. He released Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks – Extended Edition, earlier this year.
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