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Lee Scratch Perry / Peaking Lights / Ivan Lee

The Life of Plants

Stones Throw

Released: 1st November 2019

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New EP from dub reggae legend Lee
Scratch Perry
• Widely revered as the godfather of dub, iconic
musician Lee Scratch Perry is known to all fans
of dub reggae
• The Life of the Plants EP pairs Lee Scratch
Perry’s signature voice and lyrics with the
modern psychedelic dub sound of Peaking Lights
and Ivan Lee.
• EP includes 3 new tracks and a dub version

Stones Throw tease out the good stuff from Lee Scratch Perry with a selection of sturdy and psychedelic work by the legendary nutter, including lush dubs! Working with Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes and Argentinian dubber Ivan Diaz Mathe seems to have brought the best out of living legend Lee “Scratch” Perry on one of his strongest 12”s in years, or at least since he last worked with Adrian Sherwood.

Two originals land on the A-side, stretching out in a stepping disco 12” dub style with the deliquescent chrome tones and lilting flutes of ‘Life Of The Plants’ placed next to the mystic momentum and heady, eastern-facing melodies of ‘No Age’, which both take up to 10 minutes to cast their spell.

The balmier sway of ‘Magik’ goes on like a lost meeting with Naffi Sandwich on the flip, beside a killer ‘No Age Dub’ replacing most of the vocal with spongiform layers of lysergic FX.