The master and commander has returned in a fine style.
Simon Coates 2006-04-10
One of UK music's unsung heroes, Dennis Bovell celebrates his fourth decade in music with a brand newalbum on the seminal Frontline imprint.
Early days saw DB plying his trade as a producer, helping nurture talents as diverse as The Slits, The Pop Group and Bananarama. When Lovers' Rock took hold in the early eighties he was at the helm, and it is Bovelland his Dub Band who have provided the backing for LKJover the past 20 odd years.
All Over The World finds him taking centre stage as a performer, with tracks like "Bettah" and "Special" recalling the glory days of Matumbi- the 70s reggae collective of which he was a founding member.
Never veering far from the roots'n'dub blueprint, All Over the World ispartlyan affirmation of Bovell's commitment to reggae music, as well as a showcase for his undoubted powers as a writer and performer. The master and commander has returned in afine style.