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African Head Charge
Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986
On-U Sound
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November 25, 2016
  • Box Set 5×CD

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    • My Life In A Hole In The Ground (1981)
    • Environmental Studies (1982)
    • Drastic Season (1983)
    • Off The Beaten Track (1986)
    • Return Of The Crocodile & Super Mystic Breaks: Unreleased Tracks & Version Excursions (11 rare and unheard tracks from the period on CD for the first time)
    • Plus 24 page booklet with photos and sleevenotes by Steve Barker (On The Wire)


Enviornmental Holes & Drastic Tracks: 1981 - 1986 contains the most crucial recordings from the experimental dub group African Head Charge:

Return Of The Crocodile
My Life In A Hole In The Ground
Environmental Studies
Drastic Season
Off The Beaten Track

These essential remastered reissues of the first four African Head Charge albums and one new LP of unreleased material from On-U Sound, still sound as fresh and uniquely experimental as ever before.By sprinkling in elements of dub and rolling them up with an other-worldly avant-garde edge that was equal parts Metal Box PiL, Brian Eno / David Byrne and equal parts Singers & Players African Head Charge crafted out four of the most industrial psychedelia to emerge from the post-punk dub scene.

Historical soundsystem sounds for anyone looking to expand their industrial music horizons into waters unknown.

  1. 1 Elastic Dance 0:30
  2. 2 Family Doctoring
  3. 3 Stebeni’s Theme
  4. 4 The Race (Part 1) 0:30
  5. 5 Crocodile Shoes
  6. 6 Stone Charge 0:30
  7. 7 Far Away Chant
  8. 8 Primal One Drop 0:30
  9. 9 Hole In The Roof
  10. 10 Crocodile Hand Luggage 0:30
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