Album: Adrian Sherwood, Survival and Resistance (On-U Sound)

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Not, as you might anticipate given the title, one of the mixmaster's outpourings of noise-rage, but a quiet, meditative, even warm exploration of slooooow, in dub.

George Oban's bass is pivotal, naturally – it is a huge plume of darkness bubbling from the deep – but isn't the whole story: the studied deployment of natural instruments among drizzles of electronica and repeat-echo borders on the exquisite at times. Find a way to hear "Starship Bahia" if you can.