Jah Wobble

Requiem

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An extended orchestral composition that presents the spiritual life of a soul in five parts, Requiem makes absolutely no reference to Jah Wobble's past in either rock or his more dance-oriented productions. These are beautiful, deliberative works written for strings and a five-person choir, with a libretto that borrows many phrases from The Book of Common Prayer. Though synthesizers do play a large part on the album, Requiem doesn't sound like a synthesized work, since the tones are so similar to their organic equivalents. On the third track, Wobble's electric bass is heard with a small amount of percussion, but for the great majority of this work, English rectors will be much happier with this than post-punk fans.

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