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Dobie: Nothing to Fear [Big Dada EP, 2012]
There are four tracks on the summer-released half of a two-EP diptych that you can buy on overpriced and space-inefficient vinyl or download cheap and burn to a single CDR, forming a tidy 41-minute album, as the People of the Guitar used to call them. With a fancier printer than I've ever laid out for, you can even fashion a neat-o "mosaic" cover in living colour. As brave as his title, veteran Massive Attacker Dobie keeps the percussives jumpily uptempo on this panel, but never fear, the follow-up panel is slower and . . . A-