(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.
Observer Attack Dub Review
by Rick Anderson