Creation Rebel / New Age Steppers

Threat to Creation

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One of the most startling albums in the early Adrian Sherwood catalog, Threat to Creation is nominally a compilation of recent dubs transformed into a pulsating ménage of rhythms and dubs, through which shoot some truly devastating effects -- is there any greater demonstration of the On-U technique than "Chemical Specialist" (itself a mogadon retread of the title track rhythm)? Elsewhere on this remarkable disc, the New Age Steppers' own "My Whole World," "Got to Get Away," and "Guiding Star" all reappear in dub form, as "Painstaker," "Final Frontier," and the echoing, creaking "Eugenic Device," respectively. Other dubs here include Bim Sherman's "Devious Woman" ("Last Sane Dream") and "Satta Massagana" ("Ethos Design"), both chillingly reworked to strip away almost every last semblance of the original.

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