7th December 2018
The Butterfly Effect
1. The Butterfly Effect / 2. Mind In Turmoil / 3. Sacred Tweets/Votive Candles / 4. The Barest Few Words / 5. Humans Are Full Of It / 6. The Iron Lady Got Rust / 7. The Post Modern Age (Innit A Laugh?) / 8. I Love Your Accent, Where Are You From?
The Butterfly Effect, Jah Wobble's follow up to his recent and acclaimed 'Dream World' album, features a collection of eight tracks that lyrically tackle (sometimes with tongue in cheek) subjects such as the nature of mind, the post modern age and what it is to be human. The album was recorded at Inner Space Studios in London. All of the songs collected here originated from poems that were written by the legendary bass player around the time of the global financial crash of ten years ago. 'The Iron Lady Got Rust' in particular looks back to a time which saw Thatcher impose UK banking deregulation and the free market political and economic attitudes that led to the crash and subsequently to modern day austerity and Brexit. 'The Butterfly Effect' examines the interdependence of all phenomena and names checks amongst others: Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Bjork, Joe Strummer, Stephen Spielberg, Casanova and Ringo Starr and 'I Love Your Accent' is Wobble's humorous look at returning to his birthplace in London's East End and staying a night in the area's first five star hotel in Bethnal Green. The album is a heartfelt collection of words and sounds that captures the musical craft and lyrical expertise synonymous with a man that's enjoyed a career spanning over forty years. Although very much a solo recording, the album also features his long time Invaders Of The Heart band mates: Marc Layton-Bennett (percussion & drums), George King (keyboards), Sean Corby (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Martin Chung (guitar).