Lifetones – For A Reason (1983)

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It shares the same repetitive propulsion as This Heat with more of an emphasis on reggae and dub. Imagine the coda of Health And Efficiency played by The Upsetters. There are long instrumental ragas hammered down by locked disco grooves. Poptones threaded into spiralling counterpoint and lacquered with high-life guitar licks and cavernous solo clarinet leaning into Arabic maqam. The production is glassy and has something of that early ’80s post-punk aesthetic, but it gives way to a warmer, more exotic sound palette. [Source]

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