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Arkology

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Arkology

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Reggae/Ska

We gave it an A

One of the few producers deserving of a box set, dub pioneer Lee ”Scratch” Perry ran the legendary Jamaican studio Black Ark, where, in the late ’70s, he recorded reggae classics like Junior Murvin’s ”Police and Thieves” and his own ”Curly Locks.” This three-CD overview of his Black Ark career, Arkology, isn’t so much about songs as it is about Perry’s sound: spacious (and spacey) grooves that find the perfect balance between deep rhythm and smoky, scary atmosphere. A

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