Album review
Big Bridge Production
CD sample
19 - 03 - 2002

Tracking list

  1. Kalachnikov
  2. Le Petit
  3. Home
  4. Diesel
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

Hermakuti is a five year old dub reggae band includes a singer, songwriter from the Ivory Coast and four of the Czech Republic's finest musicians. The band's name -Hermakuti- is an ancient Egyptian name that means enlightment through perseverance. On this four track cd sampler the band showcases their musical skills and I have to admit that it sounds pretty good ! The first two tracks , Kalichnikov and Le Petit are two solid traditional one-drop reggae tunes, reminding me of Alpha Blondy's music. The tempo and atmosphere changes on the aching repatriation tune Home. The last track is an interesting mix of reggae, dub, ambient and world music.
You can't tell the band is Czech and the tunes found here are certainly worth while checking out.

Teacher & Mr. T.