Mad Professor

Beyond the Realms of Dub: Dub Me Crazy, Vol. 2

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On this, the second installment in the Dub Me Crazy series, Mad Professor opens simply by saying, "Tune into Dub Me Crazy Pt. 2," just before plunging headlong into ten tracks of space age dub that are sure to twist your brain up nice and tight. After all, that's the goal here, right? At times, some of the tracks sound a bit too much like a '70s video game with low batteries and seem too crammed with extraneous electronic noises. Sometimes it works, like on "Elastic Plastic," and at other times it doesn't, like on "Africa 1983 Dub." Indeed, on tracks like the steel drum-laced "English Connection," simpler is better. Despite the few weak tracks, true Mad Professor fans will find satisfaction in his characteristic deep space piano chords that seem to reverberate forever, basslines that will nail you to a wall, and just the right amount of quirkiness thrown in for good measure.

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