RECORDS / New Releases: Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart: Take Me to God (Island, CD/LP/tape)

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The Independent Culture
After spells in John Lydon's Public Image Limited, and as a guard on the London Underground, Jah Wobble (ne John Wardle) is an unexpectedly serene chap these days. In demand by the likes of The Orb and Primal Scream for his hypnotic, dub-style bass playing, he also pursues his own musical path. The new album is less browser-friendly than its Mercury Award-nominated predecessor Rising Above Bedlam, but there's a similarly large cast list, with vocals from Dolores O'Riordan (replacing Bedlam's Sinead O'Connor), Chaka Demus and Pliers, and Baaba Maal. But it's the rhythms that count: deep, unhurried and underpinned by the marvellous bass of Wobble himself.

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