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No Protection: Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor [Import]

Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor Audio CD
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No Protection: Massive Attack Vs. Mad Professor + Protection + Mezzanine
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This is the studio work of London's prodigious dub godfather, Mad Professor, who takes Massive Attack's Protection album as raw material to create a completely new experience. Bits are added, dropped out, accentuated, run through sonic effects, drenched in reverb, turned inside out until the songs disappear and in their place emerge reborn textural soundscapes. No Protection gives a sort of discursive aural commentary on Protection's original songs, pointing out all the obscured details--the minutest percussive rings and beeps, the most mesmerizing bass loops. --Roni Sarig

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Massive Attack, after having being (unfair) criticized, after the release of their second Album "Protection", handed over the Original Master Tapes to U.K. Dub Cut-and-paste mastermind "The Mad Professor", who subsequently, took the original source material completely apart, deconstructed, incorporated Dub-reggae sampling and completely Rebuild the album with a much harder (but, Dub-influenced) sound.....(which was what the original "Protection" album was heavily Criticized for lacking).....every track has been completely reworked, to incorporate a thicker more sampled, and Trip-Hop styled sound, Tracks such as the album titled "Protection", "Karmacoma", & "Spying Glass" have had the vocals heavily "Reverbed" & "Distorted" to produce something that is recognisable, yet far removed from the original's Electronica-styled sound, and the surround & resonance move this version into a sound space that the original couldn't possibly hope to occupy, and therefore this makes it a tremendous accompaniment to the original album, rather than a replacement for it....
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When I first heard about a the dub version of Protection I nearly wet my pants (being a big fan of that album), but I held off for nearly two years while I built up my "proper" dub collection of various essentials and oddities from such greats as King Tubby, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo etc. Finally I figured I'd buy No Protection. Boy was I dissapointed. This album lacks the charm that comes with any good dub record. It's stark, and devoid of the beauty that made Protection so great in the first place. This sounds like "dub by numbers" executed by a computer program. Gone (completely) are Tracy Thorn and Nicollette's beautiful vocals. They are brutally reduced to miniscule snippets and misplaced samples; a grave mistake on the Mad Professor's part. A dub artist making versions is supposed to accentuate the best parts of the track whether it be the beats or the melody or the vocals, and drop them in and out of sequence accordingly. The album lacks warmth. It's much too digital and clean cut. Random stabs of deafening static and distortion don't make a good dub record either; they only jar the ears and divert your interest. No Protection was a great idea to begin with, but didn't exactly deliver the goods. You'll either love it or hate it. My recommendation: just stick with Protection and buy yourself some real dub music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Comparison May 31 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Re-mixes and dub remixes are two different animals. Often, as is the case with Mad Professor's take of Massive Attack's Protection, dubs radically manipulate and reshape a recording. Dubs, and particularly those of the Mad Professor, should not be compared to the original, per se, but should be judged on their own merits. Remixes by non-dub producers play it rather safe in comparison. Which is fine, of course. To say that the Mad Professor "ruined" Protection, as several reviewers have, is incoherent. This isn't a slight tweak, this is a reworking, and a damn good one at that.
No Protection is deep and spacey, with heavy bass. While there is a dark undercurrent, it generates plenty of warmth as long as you are not expecting the same plane of soulfulness found on Massive Attack's original. No Protection is one of the heaviest grooves of any downtempo album, and if you are in the mood, you'll feel it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Protection's cousin, not Protection's clone Sept. 9 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Having never before heard Massive Attack (it's ok, don't shriek, I'm catching up - I've ordered a bunch!) I like this album immensely. I heard it before I heard Protection, so for me, this largely instrumental album is like the Karaoke version haha - (ok, enough with the shrieking!). It only makes the first hearing of Protection that much better - the vocals feel like a bonus! It makes Tracy Thorn go from wow to WOW!! I understand the experts arguing that the Mad Prof took out their favourite bits, and I can see that he did that. I think the way to enjoy this is not to compare it to Protection if you can, and just slide along the bassline - it's a groovin bass from start to finish. I would recommend this AND Protection as benchmark basics for any collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dis Good Dub... June 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album contains great dub remix/re-"interpretations" of Massive Attack tracks...
Just a comment on some other reviewers who have faulted the disc for its lack of harmony and that it strays too far from the original songs...Thats the beauty of this album for me! What good would it be to have two copies of essentially the same songs? The point of a remix (to me) is to re-examine and alter a piece of music so that what you're left with is something new and exciting. Don't get me wrong I love the original Massive Attack versions, but I would prefer a remix to be something if not entirely new, then to at least display evidence that the remixer put some thought/heart into creating something more substantial than a higher hi-hat tap or a techno drumbeat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dis Good Dub... June 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album contains great dub remix/re-"interpretations" of Massive Attack tracks...
Just a comment on some other reviewers who have faulted the disc for its lack of harmony and that it strays too far from the original songs...Thats the beauty of this album for me! What good would it be to have two copies of essentially the same songs? The point of a remix (to me) is to re-examine and alter a piece of music so that what you're left with is something new and exciting. Don't get me wrong I love the original Massive Attack versions, but I would prefer a remix to be something (if not) entirely new then at least to show evidence that the remixer put some thought/heart into creating something more substantial than a higher hi-hat tap or a techno drumbeat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got to have it!
If you own "Protection" you've got to have "No Protection"...depending on how
you feel that particular day you'll want to hear one and not the other. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2007 by Blair C. Purdy
2.0 out of 5 stars D-U-L-L
I really enjoy dub, from the old-school Trojan stuff up through Burning Spear, LKJ, etc., and I have a couple Mad Professor CDs. Read more
Published on April 12 2004 by Daniel McGoldrick
1.0 out of 5 stars No Connection
"Protection" was Massive Attack`s worst record, but this remix album is even worse, destroying the few interesting moments that the band`s second effort had. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2004 by gonn1000
5.0 out of 5 stars Dub Madness - Expertly Produced
I'll take this album over PROTECTION any day as the latter sounds almost boring in comparison. Flying tablas, breathing atmospheres, 2-ton beats . . . Read more
Published on Jan. 28 2004 by Rich Latta
5.0 out of 5 stars sounds good
off the samples and reviews, i'm sold!
sounds like a mellow groove freak your mama for an hour tape.
i can't wait to get the cd, blaze 1, and talk about love.
Published on Oct. 14 2003 by izm
2.0 out of 5 stars wasted effort
The original of this album was 'Protection' and was excellent, though perhaps not as good as their brilliant first album 'Blue lines' or their 3rd 'Mezzanine'. Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2003
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Massive Attack Not Dub
I've been listening to MA for 8 years, I've had this album for 4.
This is neither good as Massive Attack nor as dub. Read more
Published on Dec 30 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars We're talkin' 'bout the dub!
Más que un disco de remixes, éste debe ser escuchado y valorado como disco totalmente nuevo. Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2002 by Stanley Araya
4.0 out of 5 stars tub thumping dub
I purchased this based on outside reviews calling this a sexier spin on Massive Attack's Protection (which is a fantastic album to start with. Read more
Published on March 20 2002 by J. Thompson
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