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Kompozyt and Lee Scratch Perry - Hidden Force & Homesick

Kompozyt and Lee Scratch Perry - Hidden Force & Homesick

Kompozyt and Lee Scratch Perry - Hidden Force & Homesick

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Collaboration between the Polish brother-duo and the Jamaican artist.

Kompozyt and Lee Scratch Perry - Hidden Force & HomesickIt is good to see Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (LSP) devoting some time in his ‘senior years’ to encouraging the musical development of the youth. The more youth that are touched by his multi-talented musical wizardry, the longer and the deeper shall his extensive legacy be.

This track reveals Perry at his best, like a cosmic force with a chesty laugh, invoking Marcus Garvey in an effective echo and repeat format, set to the duo’s spacey and subterranean sound. On this collector’s item track, set to a ‘rock the sofa’ type deep bass rhythm, Perry makes the very best use of his limited vocal range, to send the listener to an outer stratosphere.And so, he now turns his hand to aiding Kompozyt - a Polish dub techno brotherly duo, based in London - via a stirring side A45 rpm. Earlier this year the duo released a well-received full-length debut album called Synchronicity

It’s truly LSP at his best, in a haunting rendition that evokes memories of his classic 1976 Dreadlocks in Moonlight track. Littered with his now trademark rhyming lyrics (‘thunder, rain and lightning, frightening, heightening ..’), though Perry does like to sip (and share) his bottle of champagne of an evening concert, but he does remind us here that he ‘drink no vodka’.

The ‘45’s flip side - which is described as a dub and trip-hop inspired experimental electronica track - with a jaunty opening, is set to a solid repeat rhythm. It evokes a feeling of mounting pressure amidst a musical ensemble that threatens to come crashing down on your head – until the brilliant brass (courtesy of Olgierd Dokalski’s trumpet) kicks in, somersaulting the listener to a welcome escape route. One could be forgiven for speculating that it most aptly sums up the fate of one living in London town’s fantastic – but hectic and intense – melting pot.In summary, good man Lee - and well done to the wise Kompozyt for recognising the merit of this musical maestro.

Hidden Force & Homesickn were released on July 29th, 2018 and is available from Trees Will Remain Recordings on LP and digital download.

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