Niney the Observer

Observer Attack Dub

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Observer Attack Dub Review

by Rick Anderson

(Niney is best known as a producer who continues to present the finest in Jamaican talent from his studio in Kingston. He has produced a few lackluster dub albums in the past, but "Observer Attack Dub" finds him making a quantum leap in musical quality by jumping backward in time for his source material; all of the tracks on this disc were originally recorded between 1969 and 1976 by legendary producer King Tubby, and are given brand-new dub treatments by Niney for this release. The all-star instrumental cast gives Niney plenty of rock-solid groove to work with, and he rules the mixing board like a man inspired. His remixes create new musical gestures as if out of a void, and the sound is exquisite, much better than one would have the right to expect from recordings of this vintage. This disc is highly recommended.

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