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NARAM - MARCH OF THE GREMLINS (2LP) label JAHTARI (JTRLP-005)

 

Tracklist:

A1. Asia Minor
A2. Speng Bond - Big Brother
A3. March Of The Gremlins
A4. Peter King - Teach Dem Fi Read, Write & Spell
B1. Jane Bee - Conquer Me
B2. Conquer Dem
B3. Jah Screechy - MC Magic
B4. Gizmo Riddim
C1. Asher Senator - Mayhem
C2. Run Down The Dairy
C3. Sammy Gold - Government Are Suck
The Sufferer
D1. Mogwai Riddim
D2. Sammy Gold - Money Can't Buy Life
D3. Money Can't Buy Dub

The debut release from the newest antipodean addition to the Jahtarian stables is a double-LPlength
digikal reggae opus filled with gritty minor-key riddims designed to wreak havoc on the cogs
of the Babylon system.
The project was born in a most unlikely fashion, after naram crafted an 80s horror film-inspired
riddim on a battered iPod while on a bicycle trip across the Middle East. The March of the
Gremlins riddim then somehow found its way into the hands of disrupt - thus kicking off a truly
outernational collaboration.
Along with the kiwi riddim builder, Gremlins features a roll call of legendary UK veterans on vocal
duties - with the triumphant return of legendary 1980s fast chat pioneers Asher Senator and Peter
King alongside the ones like Jah Screechy, Sammy Gold and Speng Bond. It also marks the debut
of Leipzig's rub-a-dub songstress Jane Bee and exquisite cover art from King Midas' Kiki Hitomi.
Despite being named for a riddim built on an iPod, this album is heavy on authentic analogue
niceness - with an arsenal of vintage synths and studio gadgets used to full effect. And with disrupt
on dubbing duties in his secret lab, the release is tied together by a lush, haunting atmosphere
that's been faithfully recorded to tape.
Like the furry mogwai creatures from the 1984 film of the same name, Gremlins is bound to kick up
rumpus after dark - and the pressings are well heavy - so don't sleep on this one!