3canal / Joy + Fire
Album: Joy + Fire   Collection:World
Artist:3canal   Added:Jan 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-01 Pull Date: 2009-04-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 23, 2010: Happy Hour
Where Do We Go From Here?
4. Mar 28, 2009: New World Disorder
2. Apr 04, 2009: New World Disorder
T'in Cow
5. Mar 28, 2009: Music Casserole
Joy + Fire
3. Mar 31, 2009: 408's Finest
Boom Up History
6. Mar 19, 2009: Happy Hour

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-02-10
3Canal – Joy + Fire
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/30/09
The latest from the purveyors of Trinidadian “Rapso” (Rap/Calypso). They remain committed to socio-political inquiry lyrically, and their years of leading a Carnival crew shows in the tendency to fairly long jams, not to mention lots of rhythm. They seem to have also developed an interest in crickets.
No FCCs detected. I like 2, 5, 10, and esp. 8 best.
1. 4:24 **downtempo hip wiggler with lots of percussion, sociopolitical commentary. Great Carnival percussion break midway through.
2. 6:16 ***minimalist percussion and handclaps, building into midtempo funky modern calypso groove, call and response vocals. Economic disparity diatribe. LONG fade at end.
3. 4:55 *deep, slow drums, snaky groove, into very mellow island vibe. Sweet singing, praise of former heroes. LONG fade.
4. 4:32 **midtempo Carnival percussion, festive feel. Whistling break. Puro party, baby!
5. 3:52 ***syncopated rock groove, fun upspeed rap re: information frigging up the nation. Anything involving frigging is ok by me!
6. 5:33 **lo-fi (but not really) bouncy swing. Nice percussion at end.
7. 6:24 **piano and shakers intro, very pretty baritone vocals, rather religious lyrics. Cool bass. Dubby/psychedelic for last minute.
8. 7:29 ****lo-fi downtempo hard rock and twangy guitars, into danceable swing, building in energy. Fun! Turns into either a psychedelic jam or vodou ritual for last couple of minutes.
9. 8:25 **cricket fade-in (and why not?), spacey shamanistic stuff for almost a minute, diatribe about loss of nature, jazzy bass. Beat shifts into more rolling feel midway along – trance roots.
10. 6:55 ***cool downtempo funky handdrum bounce, introspective sociopolitical lyrics. Mellow vibe, sweet vocals and guitar.
11. 6:38 *very mellow keyboard & percussion intro. Pretty and soulful spiritual fading in and out, with lovely percussion throughout.
12. 3:42 **midtempo bounce with feeling of latent energy. Great work from the band, psychological distress lyrics.

Track Listing
1. Boom Up History   7. Joy + Fire
2. T'in Cow   8. Magic
3. Giants   9. Paradise?
4. Islands   10. Slaves?
5. Too Much Information   11. Take Me
6. Fish Bowl   12. Where Do We Go From Here?