Brian Eno and Lee “Scratch” Perry team for “Hear Come the Warm Dreads” (listen)
Lee “Scratch” Perry reunited with former collaborator and fellow dub innovator Adrian Sherwood for this year’s Rainford, and now they’re releasing a dub version of the album titled Heavy Rain. The record also features some special guests, like Brian Eno who contributes to the knowingly titled “Here Come the Warm Dreads.” Don’t get too excited, this is not a dub take on Eno’s instrumental title track to his near-perfect solo debut Here Come the Warm Jets. It is instead a bombed-out version of “Makumba Rock” from Rainford. As to what Brian Eno contributes, though, is as murky as the dub mix itself — which is pretty excellent. “When we approached Brian about working on a track he didn’t hesitate and said he would happily do something with Lee Scratch Perry,” Adrian Sherwood said in a statement. “We worked together on a quick dub version of the track and took what was a crazy tune even further out there. I have always wanted to do something with Brian and hopefully there will be more opportunity in the future.” Listen below.
Heavy Rain is out December 6 via Sherwood’s On-U Sound label. Lee’s been on tour in North America and will play Seattle at the end of October. After that he’s god November dates in the UK. All dates are listed below.
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY – 2019 TOUR DATES
OCT 30 Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA
NOV 21 The Fleece, Bristol Thu – The Fleece Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom
NOV 22 Band on the Wall – Band on the Wall Manchester, United Kingdom
NOV 23 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal Kendal, United Kingdom
NOV 25 The Jazz Cafe (November 25, 2019) – The Jazz Cafe London, United Kingdom
NOV 30 30 Νοεμβρίου 2019 – Piraeus 117 Academy Athens, Greece
MAR 19 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
MAR 21 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
MAR 26 O2 Academy Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom