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Technomajikal

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Lee "Scratch" Perry's 1997 release Technomajikal is a collaboration with Dieter Meier of Yello. It can be described as electronic reggae, but the music's organic sound and feeling has certainly not diminished. The story behind how this unlikely collaboration came to pass is interesting. Perry had been living in Switzerland, and since Meier lives there as well, he tracked Perry down and talked about laying down some tracks in his Zurich recording studio. Perry accepted the invite, and soon was singing and rapping over acoustic tracks laid down by Meier, which were later replaced by a more electro accompaniment. Perry refused to record his vocals the accustomed way, and sang ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Lee "Scratch" Perry's 1997 release Technomajikal is a collaboration with Dieter Meier of Yello. It can be described as electronic reggae, but the music's organic sound and feeling has certainly not diminished. The story behind how this unlikely collaboration came to pass is interesting. Perry had been living in Switzerland, and since Meier lives there as well, he tracked Perry down and talked about laying down some tracks in his Zurich recording studio. Perry accepted the invite, and soon was singing and rapping over acoustic tracks laid down by Meier, which were later replaced by a more electro accompaniment. Perry refused to record his vocals the accustomed way, and sang into a microphone while sitting outside the studio with a pair of headphones on. The finished album easily appeals to both dance enthusiasts and fans of reggae/dub, with several tracks featured as official versions, then repeated as either remixed radio versions or instrumentals such as "UFO Attack," "Maxi Merlin," and "X-Perry-Ment".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: Roir
  • UPC: 053436823224
  • Catalog Number: 8232
  • Sales rank: 178,347

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maxi Merlin (5:34)
  2. 2 U.F.O. Attack (5:52)
  3. 3 Technologically (5:28)
  4. 4 L.S.D. -- L.S.P. (5:21)
  5. 5 Unitcorn (6:12)
  6. 6 X-Perry-Ment (6:40)
  7. 7 L.S.D. -- L.S.P. (4:54)
  8. 8 U.F.O. Attack (6:35)
  9. 9 Maxi Merlin (3:38)
  10. 10 X-Perry-Ment (3:33)
  11. 11 Crazy House (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee "Scratch" Perry Primary Artist, Vocals
Lee Perry & The Sufferers Indexed Contributor
Angela Compagnino Vocals
Barbara Kloti Vocals
Sandro Hussel Sitar
Technical Credits
Dieter Meier Executive Producer
David Mitson Mastering
Lukas Bernays Producer, Concept
Rich Sihilling Remixing
Jeannot Steck Producer, Engineer
Martin Kloiber Producer, Engineer
Jeannot Steck Engineer
X-Perry-Mental Producer
Martin Kloiber Producer, Engineer
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