Review: Al Wootton and Valentina Magaletti are Holy Tongue, a project that helped launch the sounds of experimental label Amidah just last year. Pushing a tip that Amidah associates with dub and psychedelic post punk, this second Holy Tongue release sees the addition of saxophonist Ben Vince. Delivering a DIY aesthetic and industrial touch to the band's subtly tribal sound, tracks like "Curse Removing" and "May Your Camp Be Sacred" dive deep into psychedelic sessions of spiritual dub, trance and rhythmic ambient, while flirting with edgy themes that you might associate with Blackest Ever Black, Regis and Thurston Moore to Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement or even Physic TV. Holy Moly.
Review: Like you need more convincing than just reading the words Lee Scratch Perry alongside a tracklist of names that include a Paolo Baldini remix of The Upsetters, Danny Clarke (of The Meditations) and the deeply seeded Henrick Nicholson, to a bevvy of tracks from Junior Marvin (once a member of Bob Marley & The Wailers.) Featuring dubs, instrumentals and some stunning vocals - much of it never before released - Pressure Sounds brings us a collection of rare studio sessions to come straight out of Perry's legendary Black Ark studio. And in the words of the man himself: "The Black Ark keep on living and cannot die".