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Artist
African Head Charge
ReleaseProduct
Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi
Label
On-U Sound
Catalogue Number
ONUDL141
Release Date
March 6, 2020

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Of all of the releases in On-U Sound’s new African Head Charge reissues series, Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi is probably the most exciting. This set contains rarities, studio experiments and versions made by Adrian Sherwood and Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah around the time of their seminal LPs Songs Of Praise (1990) and In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (1993). A companion volume to the 2016 African Head Charge full-length Return Of The Crocodile which shone a light on early rarities from the band.

Given that Songs Of Praise is held up as the gold-standard for African Head Charge’s brand of dubwise sonic skulduggery, and In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land saw the group producing some of their most accessible work, it is no surprise that Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi is a somewhat varied set. For each swampy, ultra-psychedelic riddim here you also get tracks that are, by African Head Charge standards, almost verging on pop music - the rolling, atmospheric ‘Dub Some More’, for instance. On-U Sound archivist Patrick Dokter;s expert sequencing means that these opposing forces help rather than hinder one another, the darker tracks making the lighter ones shine brighter and vice-versa. Vinyl editions of Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi come with a double-sided poster and an interview with Noah about his early life.

This one’s a vital cop for fans of both the band and label alike.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Peace and Happiness 3:12 Buy

    Peace and Happiness

  2. 2 Jungle Law 5:01 Buy
  3. 3 Learned 6:21 Buy
  4. 4 One Love, One Heart (Version) 4:07 Buy

    One Love, One Heart (Version)

  5. 5 Pitched Fever 4:53 Buy
  6. 6 Dervish Dub 4:34 Buy
  7. 7 Dub Some More 4:16 Buy
  8. 8 Disciplined and Dignified 3:17 Buy

    Disciplined and Dignified

  9. 9 Healing Father's Dub 5:28 Buy

    Healing Father's Dub

  10. 10 Dub for the Spirits 3:15 Buy

    Dub for the Spirits

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