April 10, 2017
Tradition’s cosmic rarity returns.
Originally released in 1980, Tradition’s long lost sci-fi dub opus Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol is finally getting a vinyl reissue courtesy of Bokeh Versions.
Produced in North London, Tradition made a conscious effort to turn the dub tradition inside out, using early Roland samplers to fuse spacious, echo-laden synth scapes onto jazzy improvisations. So otherworldly was their sound the BBC even approached Tradition to record the Dr. Who soundtrack, although the collaboration never materialised.
A truly unique record forgotten among Tradition’s more successful RCA outings, the originals now fetch upwards of £300 on the second-hand market.
While first pressings are already out of stock in most places, a repress is due in June. Keep tabs on developments on the Bokeh Versions Bandcamp.