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After seven years, three albums, a whole heap of 12-inches and numerous remix projects, this new Noiseshaper release sees the band reviewing their past. That doesn't mean that "Real To Reel" is just another sampler or "best of" compilation: this album looks forward just as much as it does back. It takes us back to the early days of this truly outstanding band, it unearths long lost, ultra rare material and looks to the future with several brand new tracks. Not even the re-released tracks are taken straight from the archives: everything on "Real To Reel" has passed through the genius hands of dubmaster Adrian Sherwood, has been chased through the nooks and crannies of his magic mixing desk in London. And for dub, that's the musical equivalent of being knighted. It...s also well-earned recognition for the band's many years of hard work
In 2001, the band released the album ...Prelaunch Sequence... on the renowned Different Drummer label. "Rise" "The Only Redeemer" (feat. Vido) and "Moving Together" (feat. Wayne Martin) are the stand-out tracks on the album and are featured on "Real To Reel".
It was more than two years before Noiseshaper released their second album, "The Signal", which is represented on "Real To Reel" by "All A Dem A Do", "You Take Control", "Jah Dub" and "Dunk". Featuring the G-Corp-MC singer Juggla, a sound system veteran from Birmingham and a perfect vocalist for Noiseshaper, it toned down the house elements in favour of a deep, conscious reggae sound.