Album review
Scientist Dubs Culture Into A Parallel Universe

Tracking list

  1. Spacetime Continuum
  2. Return Of Mr. Mxyztplk
  3. Beam Me Up Dubby
  4. Photon Phaser Phever
  5. Intergalactic Excursion
  6. Quantum Physics Revisited
  7. Black Hole
  8. To Go Where No Dub Has Gone Before
  9. E Equals MC Squared
  10. Unified Field Theory
  11. Plasma Conduif
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5

What does Hopeton Overton Brown have in common with Joseph Hill and in what do they differ from each other? Here the answer to the question... Both are reggae superstars. Joseph Hill from the second half of the seventies when he - being lead vocalist and songwriter of the vocal group Culture - started to dominate the roots reggae scene. Hopeton Overton Brown from the early eighties when he was one of the leading figures in the flourishing dub scene. The main difference lies in the fact that Hopeton Overton Brown became a superstar even though he couldn't sing or play an instrument.
In the year 2000 the unique talents of Hopeton Overton Brown aka Scientist and Joseph Hill aka Culture are combined on "Scientist Dubs Culture Into A Parallel Universe", the dub companion to Culture's "Payday" album. The sleeve and the title of this album refer to the heydays of Scientist when his albums had unlikely titles and garish, cartoon style covers. The first three dub pieces on "Scientist Dubs Culture Into A Parallel Universe" can be regarded as a nice warm-up, but then Scientist really starts to showcase his outrageous mixing skills. It's the way in which he manipulates the original music and his utilization of different effects that makes the dubs getting wilder and heavier. This lasts until the last two tracks, which are more or less the cooling down phase of this largely entertaining dub album.

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