Adrian Sherwood,longtime production master extraordinaire, is releasing his first solo album "Never Trust a Hippie?" tomorrow on Peter Gabriel's Real World label. Sherwood's efforts combine dub, samples, electronica, world music, and beats in ways that seem fresh, new, and sometimes even jarring in a very good way. Excellent stuff from a natural born knob twiddler.
The British music press seem excited, though they generally think of Mr. Sherwood as a producer and not a musician... but hey, he did Tackhead a long, long time ago, and created waves in some circles. He's even made several full-length mp3s of his work freely available at http://www.onusound.co.uk .