Jonny Greenwood Is The Controller

Trojan Records is set to release a cool reggae compilation, curated by Radiohead sonic wizard Jonny Greenwood. Given his eclectic solo projects and his otherworldly manipulation of Radiohead’s oeuvre, reggae’s a more likely fit than you’d first think; the genre’s giants have pushed possibilities in the studio in a way that Jonny has mastered over Radiohead’s classics. The compilation’s 17 tracks deep of ska, dub, rocksteady, and roots. Here’s a taste:

Delroy Wilson – “This Life Makes Me Wonder” (MP3)
Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Black Panta” (MP3)

Johnny Greenwood Is The Controller is out 3/6 on Trojan.

Tracklist after the jump.

01. Linval Thompson – “Dread Are The Controller”
02. Derrick Harriott – “Let Me Down Easy”
03. Marcia Aitken – “I’m Still In Love”
04. Gregory Isaacs – “Never Be Ungrateful”
05. Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Bionic Rats”
06. The Heptones – “Cool Rasta”
07. Scientist & Jammy & The Roots Radics – “”Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker””
08. Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters – “Black Panta”
09. Junior Byles – “Fever”
10. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – “Beautiful and Dangerous”
11. Lloyd’s All Stars – “Dread Dub (It Dread Out Deh Version)”
12. Marcia Griffiths – “Gypsy Man”
13. Johnny Clarke & The Aggrovators – “A Ruffer Version”
14. The Jahlights – “Right Road To Dubland (Right Road to Zion Dub)”
15. Junior Byles & Lee Perry – “Dreader Locks”
16. Delroy Wilson – “This Life Makes Me Wonder”
17. Scotty – “Clean Race”