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Brain Damage Meets Harrison Stafford

Brain Damage and Harrison Stafford (Groundation) will unveil their album Liberation Time on October 20th. Today we reveal the artwork of one of the most anticipated albums of the year, directed by Ben Hito !

To gain some grasp of the genesis of this new project, that may seem surprising at first, let’s address what both artists have in common, rather that what differentiates them. Internationally recognized masters in the styles, respectively reggae & dub, that they are developing in parallel for almost 20 years, without never really meeting each other, the two protagonists strive to challenge their codes in an ever greater respect to their Jamaican roots: two decades furthering a relentless fight against musical orthodoxy, to the benefit of interbreedings that have always been major contributions to music — and arts in general — History. This is evidenced by jazz and Jamaican traditional music fusion in the case of Harrison Stafford, and notably with his amazing adventure with Groundation, as well as by Martin Nathan countless experimentations, over Brain Damage prolific discography, always digging in more unlikely and audacious directions.

From this unexpected collaboration will stem « Liberation Time » album, an LP that will delight many fans of the two artists’ works, all what builds their respective uniqueness being there so well intricated. Harrison Stafford unique voice supports, in a most elegant way, the delivery of a uniting message focused on self-empowerment through music and his universalist vision of Rastafarian faith. Brain Damage writing and production, on the other hand, appear always more subtle and personal, intellectualized yet visceral. Solid compositions, hit melodies and classy dub effects are among assets that will undoubtedly confirm « Liberation Time » as one of the most accomplished collaboration project of this year.

TRACKLISTING :
1 – Liberation Time
2 – Everyone A Christ
3 – Singing Soldiers
4 – Rebel Music
5 – Harrison Hello
6 – Stand By Me
7 – Baby
8 – Raw Talking Rebels
9 – Pick Up Yourself
10 – Open Up

Liberation Time Artwork

10/11 – Le Moulin – Marseille (13)
10/12 – Victoire 2 – Montpellier (34)
10/13 – Les Docks – Cahors (46)
1/140 – Les Abattoirs – Bourgoin Jallieu (38)
10/15 – La Moba – Bagnols s/Cèze (30)
10/16 – Festival Roots’Ergue – Baraqueville (12)
10/18 – Atelier 210 – Bruxelles (BE)
10/19 – Le Moloco – Audincourt (25)
10/20 – Le Brise glace – Annecy (74)
10/21 – Le Clapier – St Etienne (42)
10/22 – Issoudun Reggae Temple – Issoudun (36)
11/14 – L’Autre Canal Nancy – Nancy (54)
11/15 – Les Tanneries – Dijon (21)
11/17 – L’Orange Bleue / Bords 2 Scènes – Vitry-Le-François (51)
11/18 – Stereolux – Nantes (44)
11/22 – Le Camji – Niort (79)
11/23 – Le Temps Machine hors les murs – Tours (37)
11/24 – Chauffer Dans La Noirceur – Montmartin s/Mer (50)
11/25 – Telerama Dub Festival – Paris (75)
11/26 – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing (59)

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