“a heavyweight mix of reggae,old school dub
with vibrant brass-driven skank,
like a mouthful of liquorice allsorts!”

Analogue Mindfield’s Gizzy D explains that the group want to, “create auditory soundscapes of challenging yet accessible music, whilst retaining an inspired socially conscious theme to our tunes”. This ferociously creative outfit indeed harks back to a golden age when reggae called itself roots and planted socially-conscious lyrics into the public’s consciousness. Delivered with sensitivity and passion over stellar riddims, laid down by musicians with an intrinsic feel for the groove, whilst adding a 21st century update in message and incoming musical influences, the results are 100% dynamite.

The three main participants are Gizzy D, Snapper J and Kitty B, who are joined
by a supporting cast of singers and players including MC Ishu (Step 13, Manasseh Soundsystem), MC Jaz (DJ Reeza, Scribble Orchestra and now Analogue Mindfield’s new live MC), techno forager Suspira (Transient Dreams who have worked with
Eat Static and Ozric Tentacles), Asian Dub Foundation’s Dr Das on occasional bass and
G Frequency (Goontrax, Domination Records) providing some luscious double bass
and top turntablism.

From upbeat politically-biting skank to haunting female-sung ballads, they handle conscious roots outings and brass-splattered toast like the great Jamaican vocal groups of the 70s but still take the form to new vistas in roots dub ballads all bathed in a rich dub afterglow. Be Careful Out There could be a new street anthem for the 21st century while Music Man seems to put an 80s electro-pop outing through the dub blender.

Over the years, Analogue Mindfield have worked with a diverse array of UK and Jamaican musicians and made a substantial impact with their first two albums, 2006’s Digital Brainwave and A Fine Adjustment of Time. Their third album Visions in Sonic Sense is a mature affirmation of their vision and talent for working with sympathetic co-conspirators while grasping the original multi-cultural roots ethic and taking it into modern times. And it comes in a 3-D sleeve.

Available now in the Malicious shop:
A Fine Adjustment of Time CD
A Fine Adjustment of Time sumptuous transparent coloured gatefold double vinyl
Visions in Sonic Sense CD in a 3-D digipak with special glasses


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