The Science of Converting Base Metals to Gold
I was told that this is a "various"
album. Taken as a whole, this collection of tracks covers a
huge amount of territory giving the term "various" a new lease
The first three tracks are dub tracks. First off is by the Drum Druids.
Deep dub, introducing us to the album and Lee's spoken voice.This is not
too demanding but a total sound.
Scarcely aware of moving on to track 2 by An-Unna-Ki until the
purity of Yasmin's vocals rise above the music.
Track 3 by the Bush Chemists is more like a traditional old style
dub track and the vocals made me think of ganja, which made me
chuckle as the next track features none other than the infamous Howard
Marks. Howard and the jazzy Mystery School Players take us
and a giggling Lee Harris down a creek with riddles for paddles
and answers at the other end.
Track 5 by Triplicity takes us into calm celtic waters and the
brain is allowed to
rest for a moment before track 6. The Mystery School Players pick
up the thread of Harris' voice as he tells us about "Alchemy".
We are now familiar with the laconic voice of Lee Harris and realise that
it acts as a thread weaving throughout the album.
On into Shpongle, a beautiful haunting flute tune that could be
a little disappointing for Shpongle lovers who have heard Simon Posford
and Raja Ram write more than a few psychedelic masterpieces.
The tempo increses for track 8 , a deep
throbber with a hint of old acid, by Nervasytem & Aether. Staying
in line with an old style, Transparent's Quantum Soup is
a more euphoric
track and reminded me of psychedelic in pre "trance" days. The
old style feel is still present in the strangely progressive and beautiful
world of Pop, soothed and raked slightly by Crystal of Art
you are at the end of an interesting journey. A well put together blend
of old and new for those that like a bit of variety with their cup of