Lee "Scratch" Perry Recruits Bill Laswell, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe for New LP
Published Apr 01, 2011At the age of 75, dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry has maintained an intense work schedule with new albums constantly dropping. Following the release of last year's Revelation, Perry has revealed details for a new album called Rise Again.
According to a press release, Rise Again is a guest-heavy affair, with Bill Laswell behind the mixing boards and a batch of collaborators that include TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, P-Funk's Bernie Worrell, Sly and Robbie's Sly Dunbar and backing musicians for the likes of Tricky, Wu-Tang, Matisyahu and Shakira, among others.
UPDATE: You can stream the Adebimpe-assisted track "Higher Level" below.
The production work adds another dimension to the recording as well, as the press release explains, "Laswell's tripped-out soundscapes recall the vintage dub sound Perry himself perfected in the '70s, but with the stereo thickness, clarity and warmth of a true state-of-the-art recording."
Rise Again will be available on May 10 via MOD Technologies.
1. "Higher Level"
2. "Scratch Message"
4. "Wake the Dead"
5. "Rise Again"
6. "African Revolution"
7. "Dancehall Kung Fu"
9. "House of God"
11. "Inakaya (Japanese Food)"