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Across the Red Sea


One of the most prolific artists attached to Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label, Bim Sherman had a light, almost ethereal voice that contrasted nicely with his chosen lyrical themes of deep religious devotion and cultural oppression. As a producer, Sherwood tended to be a bit more restrained with Sherman than he was with other On-U artists; instead of crafting wild dubwise soundscapes around Sherman’s voice he generally couched it in rich, heavy, and reasonably traditional reggae grooves. Highlights here include the lovely “Golden Locks” and the powerfully testifying “Just Like a King.”

Rick Anderson

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