Still One Drop

Still One Drop

by Irievibrations
     
 
Germanophone Europe continues to carry the roots reggae banner more proudly than any other world region, weird though that may seem -- Jamaica certainly dropped that flag long ago, and not even London or Birmingham seems particularly interested anymore. Berlin has long been a hotbed of traditional (and experimental) reggae, but Vienna is beginning to give that city a

Overview

Germanophone Europe continues to carry the roots reggae banner more proudly than any other world region, weird though that may seem -- Jamaica certainly dropped that flag long ago, and not even London or Birmingham seems particularly interested anymore. Berlin has long been a hotbed of traditional (and experimental) reggae, but Vienna is beginning to give that city a run for its money. The latest studio to emerge as a power in the area is Irievibrations, which is also the name of the production team of Professa and Syrix, who have gathered an all-star lineup of singers to voice their rhythms on this excellent collection. As the title indicates, the sound here is strictly roots-wise, with a focus on the "one drop" rhythmic structure that characterized much of Jamaica's reggae output between the rocksteady and rockers periods in the early 1970s. While the album includes a fairly limp rendition of the Police pop hit "Roxanne," there are no other real low points here: Konshens demonstrates an admirable singjay flow on the funky reggae workout "All About the Paper"; Anthony B explores reggaeton territory (and indulges the usual Bobo Dread pyromania) on "Throw It Pon Dem"; Burro Banton serves up some galloping ska on "Run the Streets Red"; and Ward 21 delivers dark lyrics over a brilliantly swinging, cheerful groove on "No Love." Almost every track here is noteworthy, and the whole thing makes one hope that we'll hear more very soon from this highly talented production crew.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
Label:
Collision Cause Chap
UPC:
0673790024640
catalogNumber:
23
Rank:
151798

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irievibrations   Primary Artist
Bassix   Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Dieter Stemmer   Keyboards
Syrix   Keyboards
Lorenz Spritzendorfer   Saxophone
Sista Vee   Guitar,Background Vocals
Tero Lindberg   Trumpet
Sam Gilly   Drums
Pavez   Keyboards
Manfred Puchner   Guitar
Klaus Magnet   Trombone
Gunther Bocksteiner   Keyboards
Tom   Guitar
Herbert Pirker   Drums
Fisherman   Drums

Technical Credits

Gordon Matthew   Composer
Bassix   Composer,Audio Production
Sensay   Composer
Syrix   Composer,Audio Production
Sista Vee   Composer
W.B. Edwards   Composer
T. Faltin   Composer
Sensay   Composer
R. Ragucci   Composer
H. Gropke   Composer
D. Spence   Composer
D. Haas   Composer
K. McCarthy   Composer
S. Campbell   Composer
A. Gray   Composer
G. Spence   Composer
Professa   Composer,Audio Production
A. Johnson   Composer
M. Henry   Composer
M. Heritage   Composer
G. Rose   Composer
L. Brown   Composer
A. Brown   Composer
Gordon Sumner   Composer
K. Blair   Composer
M. Collins   Composer
M. Richardson   Composer

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