ALTAR - Stay Alive (1991)

Diamond/Accord, AMH402
Producer: Altar
Engineers: Meir Eshel & Nic Paton
Recorded at: Miditone

Downtempo reggae that eschews Jamaican influences for a distinctly African touch, thanks to rudimentary synths and raw vocals that at first sound undercooked but after repeated spins lends itself to a deep irie vibe - not unlike Izindlovu and Big Elephant. Tracks include 'Reggae in Africa', 'Sad Face' and the still relevant 'Damn Poachers'.