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At Checkpoint Charlie
Mad Professor, Puls Der Zeit
At Checkpoint Charlie
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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IN 1989, ROIR, then a cassette-only company, released this title to rave reviews from the reggae and dub press. It helped introduce the brilliant UK dub mixer, The Mad Professor, to the American public and it became a real...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Mad Professor, Puls Der Zeit
Title: At Checkpoint Charlie
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: ROIR
Release Date: 11/6/1992
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Mad Professor & Puls Der Zeit
UPC: 053436016428

Synopsis

Album Description
IN 1989, ROIR, then a cassette-only company, released this title to rave reviews from the reggae and dub press. It helped introduce the brilliant UK dub mixer, The Mad Professor, to the American public and it became a really substantial seller and a dub classic.PULS DER ZEIT, and their producer Peter Vinyl, met The Mad Professor in 1983 and became mutually enamored, working jointly on a variety of records and experimental musical projects. The resulting fusion of talent, temperament, bonding and love for the roots of reggae resulted in this release, which we are now digitally remastering for CD.?Whoa! Jackpot! This is it! Do you like eccentric world-beat experiments? Bizarre culture collisions? Well, look no further. A monster! The book of rules has been set aside. Builds dub with it?s own set of rules. The music is sparse, rhythmically diverse, playful, full of surprises. The mix is subtle and brilliant, instruments and voices drifting everywhere, strange and mysterious. The best of dub.? ? Puncture
 

CD Reviews

Rocked my rootsy world!
Yohanes Fikre-Selassie | 09/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When ROIR released this tape in 1989, I heard a couple of songs on the radio that piqued my interest. I bought the tape, and it blew my mind.

The music and lyrics exhibit a brooding darkness and nihilism that seem more appropriate to German techno than reggae, but it's clearly a reggae album, and even someone who prefers soulful and spiritually-oriented music, like me, can appreciate its quality. Mad Professor's work has a British flavor, and there's something reminiscent of Black Uhuru in here.

Now that it's available on CD, I recommend "Mad Professor Meets Puls Der Zeit at Checkpoint Charlie" to all reggae fans."