This is Mr Chem's first album. No Hopper is a reworking of a Ras Michael tune No Hoppers, from Rastafari Dub, Chem's version merging electronic percussion with organic, almost Moondog-like rhythms and misty atmospherics. The Prophet pinpoints Chem's GPS firmly in Berlin, just as The Red Tower blurs that kick drum border between reggae and house music. Baudelaire randomly sputters digital delay, building up the pressure, Ladder of Perfection rounds off the set with a drone, creaking with squashed fills. Darkness, mystery and percussive electronic dub, the alchemy of Al Chem.
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