Cultura Accidental
Reggaeland Records
April 27, 2011

Cultura Accidental - Txilum Track list
Disc 1
  1. Llum
  2. No Es Fa Amb Un Dia
  3. Evolution
  4. Houston
  5. Cultura Accidental feat. Zanda P
  6. Jungla De Ciment
  7. Pluja feat. Wayne Daniel
  8. El Meu Poble
  9. Presoners )
  10. Vivim A Lombra
  11. Lull De Laliga feat. Mjr
  12. Una Sang feat. Malijah
Disc 2
  1. Llum Dub
  2. No Es Fa Amb Un Dub
  3. Evolution Dub
  4. Houston Dub
  5. Cultura Dub
  6. Jungla Dub
  7. Pluja Dub
  8. El Meu Poble Dub
  9. Presoners Dub
  10. Vivim A Lombra Dub
  11. Ganjaman Rule feat. Malijah, Wayne Daniel & Zanda P
  12. Corner Stone feat. John Mouse
  13. Mother Of My Child feat. Roberto Sanchez
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Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5
Txilum -- a Catalan pun on chillum, chalice or bong -- must be Spain's best kept reggae secret! It is a reggae band from Sant Cugat del Vallès, located only a few kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Since its birth in 2006, the band's clear intention was to adapt the roots of Jamaican culture and put it in the context of their own country. "Cultura Accidental" is their first work, a double album with Jamaican and national collaborations.

At the successful 'Benelux Reggae Contest 2011' event in Maastricht we received a couple of cd's and finally at home we were totally unexpected treated to heavenly sounds, crisp and clear, solid bass lines and real instruments, firmly rooted into Jamaican reggae history. The entire album sounds almost as a musical tribute to two decades of Jamaican music, as it covers all the sounds of the Island during the roaring 1970s and 1980s, which became crucial and universal in those times. Disc one offers 12 vocal tracks, while disc two offers the dub versions of the songs and three extra vocal cuts. The dubs outings are subtle reworkings of the vocal cuts, so don't expect hard edged dub sounds!

They describe their own double album as a complete musical experience, dynamic and full of cultural memories. It's obvious that these guys have been listening to reggae music for quite a while. The tunes are expertly produced by Genis "Genious" Trani and mixed by Roberto Sanchez at his A-Lone Ark Muzik studio in Santander. Vocalist Marc Hosta is blessed with a warm and relaxed vocal delivery and on some tracks he gets accompanied by fine guest artists. Cultura Accidental is a great tune that is nicely spiced up by singjay Zanda P. The same riddim returns on disc two: Corner Stone by Jamaican artist John Mouse and the dancehall flavoured tune Ganjaman Rule by Malijah, Zanda P. and Wayne Daniel. Spanish super-producer Roberto Sanchez closes the album with the awesome tune Mother And Child, a tune that reminds us of the heydays of Aswad. Excellent!

It's a pity we are unable to understand the lyrics as almost all tunes are sung in Catalan. The booklet is also in Catalan, so obviously the release is only meant for the local market. In our opinion it deserves worldwide attention, so we urge the reggae massive to get this album, put it in your player, sit back, relax and enjoy!