Creation Rebel

Starship Africa - 2024 Reissue

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Record Label
On-U Sound

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A true dub classic from 1980 – backwards tapes drenched in interplanetary sound effects, ghostly voices from beyond the stars and ringing percussion – one of the most out-there attempts to push the limits of dub reggae beyond the final frontier ever recorded. Featuring members of the Roots Radics, Misty In Roots and Prince Far I’s Arabs.

Originally the sole release on pre-On-U Sound label 4D Rhythms, a young Adrian Sherwood remixed and re-recorded a tape of older reggae rhythms, overdubbing a ton of new percussion and FX, flipping the tape over, and generally abusing the reel-to-reel in any way possible. The result is something utterly deranged and unique in the already pretty out-there annals of dub. It was also rumoured to be the planned soundtrack of a Don Letts-directed film about ‘alien dreads from beyond the stars’!

With the vinyl now commanding high prices on the secondhand market (having not been pressed since 1982), On-U Sound is proud to present this extra special reissue, pressed on limited edition black vinyl, with a fold-out poster insert telling the fascinating story of this classic album in full, alongside rare photos. Includes download card.


Laura says: An absolutely ground breaking dub LP from the legendary Adrian Sherwood. His tape manipulations and studio techniques took dub into a whole new dimension and this album provided the template for the mighty On-U Sound sound that has been so influential since the 80s.


Side 1
A: Starship Africa

Side 2
B: Space Movement

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