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experimental reggae

Postby pampasjudas » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:06 pm

hello everybody!!!

i'm new to the forum and, first of all, i would like to send a warm "ciao" (i'm italian) to all of you (and thanks to the moderator who kindly gave me access to this wonderful place).
i have been reading many of the posts and followed several of the topics. i'm really impressed by the knowledge of all you guys and feel extremely humbled by it. i feel i have not much to offer myself, maybe just my enthusiasm for jamaican music, which is huge!!!

talking of knowledge, i would really love to ask you for your help.
i'm a big fan of unconventional and experimental reggae tunes. i love when the sounds get kind of twisted and almost "noisy"...
i don't know if the following are good examples, but these are songs i particularly like and which, somewhat, i consider as part of the "experimental" category:
Tappa Zukie - Simpleton Badness
Ranking Devon - Death Ballarena
Horace Andy - Mr Bassie (o.k., i know it's a huge standard, but it's still an unusual song, isn't it?)
Lee Perry & Leo Graham - Pampas Judas
Lloyd Robinson - It Deep
i hope you won't find this a very silly request, but i would really appreciate to get some suggestions from you guys!
the most experimental, the best!
oh, and the heaviest the basses, the best also!!!

thanks in advance to you all.
so happy to be here!
- pampas
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby Mark T » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:16 pm

Welcome Pampas.
I always thought Black Uhuru's Sinsemilla was very experimental as far as reggae goes - I remember wondering if some of it could even really be classed as reggae (not that it's important - just remembering my thoughts at the time). Still love it.
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby Mick Sleeper » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:54 pm

Don't know if it exactly fits your definition, but Native's album with Lee Perry certainly fits into the "experimental reggae" category if you ask me. Of course, many of Scratch's early productions (Caveman Skank, Burning Wire, Evol Yenoh, Cow Thief Skank, etc) certainly can be described as experimental.
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby edgar » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:20 am

zap pow - river song.

black jade contempo LP:

Jasaro people - suffering:

Sir collins and his mind sweepers - Exodus (there are various different cuts/mixes of it.)

Everand Thompson - babylon a hustle me:

and there is the producer A Doeman from Los Angeles. He had a range of pretty bizarre records. Once had one 12 inch with duck sounds (?) mixed in..(on the Drum & Bass label)
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby jb welda » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:03 am

see the Adrian Sherwood thread.

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Re: experimental reggae

Postby yms » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:20 am

You will probably enjoy Dr Alimantados Best Dressed Chicken In Town LP
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby pampasjudas » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:40 am

big thanks everyone for the suggestions!!!

i have been thinking that my request was actually a bit silly, since experimentation is at the very core of most reggae music! (and that's why i LOVE it!!!)
anyway, thanks again for the tips, you introduced me to quite an amount of amazing stuff.
also checked the Sherwood thread, as suggested by jb, and found out about a couple of fantastic Bim Sherman tunes.

very happy, here! :D
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby informer » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:00 pm

try keith hudsons "Playin it cool" and "Flesh of my skin". not the usual reggae stuff.
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby kalcidis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:12 pm

Always thought that the King Tubby dub mix of Ranking Dread's »Fattie Boom« was pretty wild and the bass is definitely there.
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby Chocolate Soldier » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:13 pm

African Head Charge - Songs of Praise - Free Chant ( Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEJ9TsTN ... 16130E9CE1

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Re: experimental reggae

Postby pampasjudas » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:17 pm

THANKS A LOT TO YOU ALL, guys, for so kindly answering to my help request.
much appreciated, here!
-pampas. xxx
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby Roman » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:27 pm

Manasseh - Rad 2 - sounds very experimental to me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWbogc8zcU
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Re: experimental reggae

Postby pinup » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:35 am

Check the Zam Zam sounds label, they've got some interesting stuff on there. Some of it is more dub techno than reggae but it makes for good listening.
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