Meets The Space Invaders

by Scientist

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Team Oktopus Scientist is everything a great producer should be and then some. Excellent dub record Favorite track: De Materialize.
Sarah MacGregor
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Sarah MacGregor In my opinion, the single most important dub album of all time. Not only did he flange and verb the base, some of what you think is echo is actually feedback. 10/10 Favorite track: Cloning Process.
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Bearing the legend "issued under exclusive licence for the world excluding North America by Hopetown Overton Brown", the surprise appearance on CD only of the four long unavailable and highly sought after Scientist dub albums originally issued by Greensleeves between 1981 and 1982 is sure to put a smile on the face of any fan of the man's mixing style. They arrive from the US in CD sized facsimiles of the original covers, with all credits apparently intact but all mention of their original label of issue expunged. The sound quality is excellent and the presentation is very good. Scientist was a young engineer working the desk at the legendary King Tubby's studio in Kingston, Jamaica and had earned something of reputation amongst the cognoscenti for his radical dub mixes on a few single releases, and had a couple of albums shared with his colleague Prince Jammy already, but it was Space Invaders in 1981 that really set it off for him. Tony McDermott's early computer game imagery coupled with the space-age effects that Scientist coaxed from Tubby's board, made a tired form sound fresh. This is arguably the album where all the components come together to reach their apotheosis, some of producer Linval Thompson's wickedest rhythm tracks of the day are employed, Wailing Souls, Wayne Wade, Sammy Dread, Barry Brown... you can have fun figuring out the originals, the Radics in their pomp at Channel One, Scientist on the board, real authentic Jamaican dub never got as good as this again.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Greensleeves Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Greensleeves Records Ltd.
Published By – Greensleeves Publishing Ltd.
Recorded At – Channel One Recording Studio
Mixed At – King Tubby's Studio

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released June 7, 1981

Band – Roots Radics Band
Bass – Flabba Holt
Cover – Tony McDermott
Drums – Santa, Style
Lead Guitar – Sowell
Mastered By – Rayz
Mixed By – Scientist
Organ – Steely, Winston Wright
Percussion – Skully, Sky Juice
Piano – Gladdie
Plated By – EG
Producer – Linval Thompson, Mickie 'Roots' Scott
Recorded By – Barnabas, Crucial Bunny, Maxie
Rhythm Guitar – Bingy Bunny

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