Various artists album review
Pure Reality Volume 1
10 - 05 - 1997
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 2|
Bobby "Digital" Dixon is the producer of this wicked release so, on the
strength of what you know about the quality of his work already, you know
you're in for a real musical treat. Listening track after track this album
proves to be an extra strong selection message tunes coming outta Digital B.
Studio. For most of the incisive real modern roots songs Bobby relies on
reworked rhythms: Bob Marley's "Heathen", Jackie Mittoo's "Drum Song",
Alton Ellis's "Breaking up (is hard to do)", Keith & Tex's "Tonight" and
Wailing Souls's "Mr. Firecoal Man". However, also included are some original
rhythms, amongst them "Kette drum", the electro-Nyahbinghi rhythm which
became one of the hottest rhythms in 1995. Serious stuff !