Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Chapter V EP
Pentateuch
Pentateuch / VPal Music
Digital Release
June 3, 2015

Track list
  1. Going Home feat. Mutabaruka
  2. Black Face
  3. Africa
  4. Time Bomb
  5. Change
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Pentateuch, the 5 member roots reggae band from Kingston JA, made a serious impression with their first single "Black Face". The latter attracted the attention of renown producer/musician Computer Paul, who released their critical acclaimed debut album "The Genesis" in 2012. It eventually led to the band's first trip to Europe, where they performed on several festivals in the summer of 2013, capturing the hearts and souls of many roots fans. Later that year this gifted and conscious reggae band put out the massive "Pressure", a tune that thematically deals with nowadays corrupted society.

The next project of Pentateuch actually evolved from a presentation the band had to make for a tv programme with famed presenter and living reggae encyclopedia David Rodigan. They decided to arrange a few of their songs in a manner that was stripped back to reveal raw expression of the music. The feeling it generated was so amazing that the band decided to take it into the studio... It led to the release of an EP called "Chapter V", which features acoustic versions of five selected tracks from their debut album. The chosen tunes belong to the highlights of that album and - musically and lyrically - it's very interesting to hear a more intimate and organic version of these songs. The outstanding "Going Home", with a guest appearance of Dub poet Mutabaruka, speaks of the longing for freedom, the return to African lifestyle - even being in the west. It speaks to "Home" on the levels of Mental, Spiritual, and Physical repatriation and nation building. The acoustic version of "Black Face" fully displays the strength and beauty of this compelling tune. The uplifting "Africa" is an encouragement to highlight the fact that despite struggles and challenges we should remain hopeful. "Time Bomb", a moving song written by Jack Radics, explains that the earth is ticking like a time bomb and without intervention the inevitable will happen. "Chapter V" comes to an end with the solid "Change"... don't talk about it, be about it!

Pentateuch's "Chapter V" is a beautiful EP, bringing the listener songs that touch the heart and soul. Do check it!!!