Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

ZION TRAIN / State Of Mind (2011)

Dub reggae is instantly recognisable. It’s also amazingly versatile, lending itself to crossovers easily and often successfully. State Of Mind is pure crossover dub, adding a brass section, keyboards, samples and (too much) electronic dance beats to the existing dub sound. The result is an eclectic mix of good and bad that sometimes transitions beautifully from track to track, while at other times is so jarring that it seems as if the disc skipped. Perhaps I'm missing the point and that was the intention, but I feel that more thought put into the arrangement would've made the album a more enjoyable experience.

Songs of Note: State of MindGreat Leap Forward

3 paint it black riffs out of 5

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