NOW PLAYING: Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell, ‘Ghosts Outside’

The Artist/Album: Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell, Ghosts Outside (Domino, 2011)

A Quick Review: Beta Band’s former frontman regains his creative footing in the capable hands of a British dub legend (Dennis Bovell, who’s produced everyone from the Pop Group to Orange Juice). Ghosts Outside is more than just a blunted rendition of Boys Outside, however. A full-on studio collaboration from early 2011, it refracts Steve Mason’s solo tracks through a steady-handed series of rim shots, rocking horse rhythms and seasick melodies.

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