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African Head Charge
My Life In A Hole In The Ground
On-U Sound
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January 1, 1981

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Adrian Sherwood’s pioneering On-U Sound label reissue four albums from psychedelic dub ensemble African Head Charge. Formed in the 1980s around percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and Adrian Sherwood, African Head Charge take both their name and their inspiration from Brian Eno and David Byrne’s seminal album My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, taking the concept of ‘psychedelic Africa’ to new places. On their 1981 debut My Life In A Hole In The Ground, the duo mix sparse and skeletal dub FX with traditional rhythms and smoky jazz excursions. Included is ‘Far Away Chant’, used in an infamously grisly scene from David Lynch’s Wild At Heart.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Elastic Dance 3:58 Buy
  2. 2 Family Doctoring 4:20 Buy

    Family Doctoring

  3. 3 Stebeni's Theme 3:34 Buy

    Stebeni's Theme

  4. 4 The Race (Part 1) 3:36 Buy

    The Race (Part 1)

  5. 5 Crocodile Shoes 3:13 Buy

    Crocodile Shoes

  6. 6 Stone Chant 4:16 Buy
  7. 7 Far Away Chant 4:04 Buy

    Far Away Chant

  8. 8 Primal One Drop 3:33 Buy

    Primal One Drop

  9. 9 Hole In The Roof 3:13 Buy

    Hole In The Roof

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