Album review
Techno Party
Lee "Scratch" Perry
08 - 04 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Techno Party
  2. Armegedeon War
  3. No Dreads
  4. This Old Man
  5. My Name Is!!!
  6. Black Buster
  7. Mr. Herbsman
  8. Papa Rapa
  9. Having A Party
  10. Crooks In The Business
  11. Come In
  12. Daddy Puff
  13. Earhquake Rock Dub
  14. Perry In The Ghetto Dub
  15. Working In The Jungle
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

"Techno Party" is the newest delivery of Lee Perry, in association with his regular sparring partner Neil "Mad Professor" Fraser of 'Ariwa Sounds' fame. The man with nicknames like Scratch and The Upsetter, is in music business for more than four decades and once produced landmarks in reggae music. which easily can be enumerated by many reggae fans. Even at the respectable age of 64, this "granddad" is kickin' and alive and still records and performs his "weird" music. Although his present musical deliveries can't be typified as strictly reggae music, he still knows where his roots are as he strongly refers to the past with versions of Bob Marley's "Who Colt The Game" and Perry's own "Stay Dread". "Techno Party" contains a mix of "Goa-esque Trance", Drum & Bass, Reggae, Dub and Trip Hop, with Perry delivering his ramblings in his own inimitable style, sometimes bizarre, but nevertheless enjoyable for the open-minded music lover. A few fine Mad Professor's dubs are added for even more listening pleasure.

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