An indisputable living legend, Lee “Scratch” Perry is one of the most original and visionary artists in the history of reggae music, and has been recording and releasing new material since the 1960s. He has put out literally hundreds of records, experimented with all types of styles and sub-genres, and collaborated with everybody from Bob Marley and Mad Professor to the Beastie Boys, Andrew WK, and David Lynch. A genius in the studio, he is one of the most prolific producers in modern times, and is also well known for his eccentric behavior and non-traditional techniques. On Rise Again he teams up with producer Bill Laswell for 11 excellent tracks that return to the slow-rolling dub style after recent forays into more aggressive, dancehall material. The result is one of 2011’s best reggae albums, something you can play start to finish, full of deep bass grooves, chill percussion, and freaky but subtle sound effects. "Scratch Message," "Wake the Dead," "House of God," and "Inakaya (Japanese Food)," are especially impressive.