Sunday, April 29, 2007
Hands down, one of my all-time favorite record covers. A baffling day-glo abomination of big butts, bikinis, and mysterious fumes(!!??). The artwork straddles the line of adolescent goofiness and sheer brilliance.
The music on Now Thing is hardcore dancehall stripped down to the bare bones...skeletal booming beats, repetitious synth patterns, crazy hand clap riddims, distorted robot samples. It's almost like some sort of weird alien form of dancehall beamed from satellites in space and designed to keep listeners deep within the trance of the dance. Raw and exhilerating stuff!