Haunted Dancehall album cover
Haunted Dancehall

The Sabres of Paradise

Warp Records

Having pulled back from indie-dance and Balearic into a more starkly electronic world with Sabresonic, Andrew Weatherall, Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns then broadened their palette back out a year later with this album. It’s still recognisably the same murky electro-techno-dub but it comes with dusty hip hop beats (including courtesy of Portishead who reworked “Planet D” here), funk rock (“Theme”), Duane Eddy / Cramps guitar twang (“Tow Truck”) and true to the title, actual haunted dancehall rhythms (“Wilmot”). The musical logic in this expansion out from Sabresonic’s hermetically sealed world is dazzling, and the ambition can still knock you sideways no matter how many times you hear it.

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