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Groundation – hebron gate

Posted on: February 22, 2009

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I have a very strong respect for reggae, from rocksteady to dancehall, this genre had an enormous influence on music culture and the DJ, the MC and the remix are children of reggae music and the were invented in Jamaica. But most roots reggae bands of today are pure and boring copies of the golden age. A freshening roots reggae band is Groundation from California who play outstanding jazzy reggae: Miles Davis meets Burning Spear, all tallented musicians in their own right, but together as a band along with the amazing voice of Harrison Stafford, which has a delightfully raspy feel, they are unbeatable. “Hebron Gate” (2002)  is Groundations third album and from the first drum beat you just know it’s going to be something special, a reggae revelation for me (especially live, saw them twice and they are unbelievable). You are carried away by the beauty and energy of the entire blend, for the next 50-odd minutes, the soothing intensity continues. Superb, the high production values play their part, but the expert, inventive musicians hip is what makes this album great. There’s not a bad track on the album, everyone a gem, every instrument played to perfection, truely a work of art. With the added bonus of guest artists Don Carlos and the voice of the congos Cedric Myton on two tracks. Pure conscious reggae-jazz fusion, played by musicians with skill and musical knowledge. Dragon Wars.

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5 Responses to "Groundation – hebron gate"

re-upload the german band Trip Fontaine – Lilith pls, i wanted this disc

Just dropping by.Btw, you website have great content!

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i was in peru till a couple of days ago, and they were gonna play there next week…hope to catch them in baires, they´re really cool!

they are going to play here in belém/brasil in a few days too, will catch them for sure, hope you manage to see them, they are aaaaawesome!!

mega post!

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