Jah Wobble's biography is a long and winding one, and he's achieved a lot both in collaboration with others and of his own accord. Emotional Rescue know a talented auteur when they hear one, and in the case of Wobble they've chosen to shed light on one of his less well documented phases, when he started his own label called Lago. Drawing on recordings made between 1981 and 1985, The Lago Years is a captivating listen that touches on post punk and no wave all the way through to dreamy psychedelia and the kind of world music Wobble would become so well known for later on in his career. An essential collection for any lovers of leftfield music and mysticism.
Bass explorer extraordinaire Jah Wobble has been taking us on all kinds of low-end journeys since his days with the mighty PiL back in the '70s. So, when he decides to present you with something, you know it's bound to be good. PJ Higgins (Dub Colossus) wraps her golden larynx round eight tracks of smoky late night throbbers, each generously cooked with various world ("What Have I Become"), chill-out ("Inspiration") and blues ("Chaingang") tinged flavours. The requisite rolling dubby basslines come courtesy of Mr Wobble of course, topping off an already successful mood record.