August 8th, 2012
Lee "Scratch" Perry's "Master Piece", Free Download
On September 11, Lee "Scratch" Perry will release "Master Piece," a new lounge-dub and deep trance album from renowned dub-reggae pioneer. This week, you can download the track "Soul Man (Reprise)" for FREE at RollingStone.com.
"Master Piece" features some songs first introduced in 2010 on a ground-breaking EP in their "unfinished" state. Produced by Born Free and The Next Room, the album features ten tracks employing some of the techniques of the Mad Professor but with a distinctly original, updated sound with elements of lounge-dub and deep trance.
"... Perry shows himself to be a true doctor of the soul, whose music is meant to heal and give hope to the spiritually lost.... And by some force, it seems as though Perry is in a constant state of inspiration... It seems clear that to Perry music and poetry is an expression as well as an affirmation of the divine." - Adrian Pocobelli, The Population.com
For the uninitiated, Lee "Scratch" Perry is one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music. Not only did he help develop the early reggae sound captured in a number of important recordings, but as an engineer, producer, songwriter, and performer he pioneered a number of innovations, including dub reggae.