Love them or loathe them, there's no getting away from the fact that Asian Dub Foundation are one of the very few bands today willing to address political issues in their music. And while their relentless sloganeering can sometimes make them sound hectoring and humourless, their sense of idealism is something that can only be admired in today's cynical music industry. Enemy of the Enemy is a pulsating tirade against Blair's Britain, depicting a bleak landscape of desperate asylum seekers, domestic violence and prison riots. Musically it's excellent, an exciting blend of garage beats, layered Indian samples and heavy guitar rock. Unfortunately the band seriously let themselves down with some pretty awful rapping, undoing much of the previous good work with their boorish, self-righteous delivery.
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Things have changed since ADF released Community Music in , and it's no surprise to find them tackling post-September 11 issues on Enemy of the Enemy. As usual, the issues are tackled with fierce intelligence and rhetorical panache — the only unconvincing argument is the linkage, in "19 Rebellions", of a Brazilian jail riot with the need for "organised radical social action" outside. Musically, there's so much going on that it's hard to pin down their evolving style: a single track can shift within seconds between fast, skittering garage beats, heavy guitar rock, Indo-ragga toasting and deep dub textures. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
Forty minutes of breakbeats, melody and noise captures the anxious energy of the moment as the band rap militantly about national and international events in the wake of September Last year, they performed in Cuba and Japan, and were sponsored by the British Council to take their furious hybrid of ragga, jungle, bhangra and punk to the poorest shanty towns of Brazil. Also in , after years of campaigning, ADF finally saw the release from prison of Asian warehouse worker Satpal Ram, incarcerated since for killing a white man in self-defence. It is the culmination of the band's Community Music an organisation providing music technology training for disadvantaged young people and Adfed its educational wing projects.