HENRY & LOUIS (aka JACK LUNDIE and ANDY SCHOLES) is a Bristol institution and UK sound system mainstay, birthed in 1988. The duo’s 2Kings label, founded in 1990, is also a cornerstone of the 'Bristol sound'. A heavily edited version of “Love and Understanding” was released on the seminal Time Will Tell LP (first on BSI, then 2Kings). This new ZamZam 7” is the first time the full vocal and full dub version have been heard in all their glory. The original lyric was penned by Andy Scholes and released on a 2Kings 12"—JOHNNY CLARKE took hold of the words and laid down a magesterial version when Andy and Jack traveled to Jamaica in 1996. Recorded in a single take at 'Chunky’s Studio.' The skeletal riddim and deeply melodic bassline form the perfect bedrock for his sublime performance. Digi-percussion, clipped horns and subtle guitar plucks complete a truly revelatory tune. The dub version is a hallucinogenic ride that simply has to be heard to be believed. Stripped raw to the core of 4/4 kick, heavily reverbed snare and knocking percussion, the flavor borders on industrial—distorted and atmospheric, thick with tape hiss and impossibly long echoes—utterly unique and uncompromising. It is shocking that this vocal and dub have not been heard before now, and we are proud to be the label to present them to the world.
Henry & Louis: Love And Understanding
Love & Understanding Henry & Louis
Love & Understanding (dub) Henry & Louis