Friday, 1 February 2008

Bedouin Soundclash- Sounding a Mosaic

Bedouin Soundclash write simplistic, stripped down reggae with emotional clout usually not seen within the genre. Relying little on Jah Rastafari preaching, Bedouin Soundclash's subjects dwell on personal experience and dire social situations. Their song structures are quiet, but with a perceptible sense of urgency. They rely on standard reggae instrumentation of tinny rhythm guitar and thudding background bass coupled with complex drum patterns. They are also not afraid of strong vocal harmonization. The Soundclash's reggae is not a throwback to "Scratch" Perry greats like Jimmy Cliff, instead adding a modern feel to the music. "Sounding a Mosaic" is the Canadian band's debut for Sideonedummy records and was released in 2004.

1 comment:

Flap Jackson said...

I know one of the backup musicians in their touring band.