Adrian Sherwood has spent 30 years unfurling juddering, colon-deep waves of seismic dub, but Survival & Resistance is a very different beast. On this rhapsodic, reflective record, built from the ground up around George Oban’s sublime/subliminal bass, the roots-reggae rhythms are menacing and muted rather than in-your-face as Sherwood expertly guides guest vocalists such as Ghetto Priest through caverns of subterranean dub. The original acid guru Timothy Leary even makes a typically tripped-out cameo from beyond the grave on an understated masterpiece of an album.
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