PABLO, AUGUSTUS - MESSAGE MUSIC - A JAVA INSTRUMENTAL (2LP)


"In the 70s Augustus Pablo seemed to just appear, like a vision from another world. His music was ethereal, evocative, unique. There has not really been anyone like him, before or since. His music was deeply meditative, conjuring up all sorts of mystical and exotic images, but imbued with the dignity inherent in his Rastafarian faith. He now stands recognised as Jamaican music's best-known lead instrumentalist. 'Message Music' is the third full album on Pressure Sounds by Augustus Pablo. This album deals with Pablo's instrumentals and dubs from around the mid-80s to the 90s as we think it is time to present a re-examination of this slightly overlooked period of his musical output. There are later cuts of some his better know tunes such as 'A Java'. The drum machines that Pablo was using at this time still come with all the heavyweight bass lines that employed back in the 1970s. This digital sound was often accompanied by heavy use of percussion and hand drums which keep the music 'organic' and add to the feel of Pablo's spiritual music. Message Music is an album thats takes a look at how one of the foundation artists of dub and Instrumental kept his musical torch burning through the 80s and 90s." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2011| PRESSURE SOUNDS | 18.90


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