Various Artists / Jahtari
Album: Jahtari   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-10 Pull Date: 2009-07-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31 May 24 May 17
Airplays: 2 2 2 1 4 2 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 01, 2015: subwoofer etc
Dub Wise
4. Dec 16, 2014: night court
Farther East Version
2. May 21, 2015: channel 0+i
Space Buccaneer Vs. The Slaugh
5. Aug 15, 2012: brownian entropy
3. Apr 30, 2015: channel 0+i
One From Tesla's Lab
6. Oct 15, 2009: A2Z

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-05-12
Jahtari – EPs collection
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/8/09
“Digital Laptop Reggae” - half really excellent dub, half video game skank ‘n’ ska, comin’ at ya straight from Leipzig, baby! This is three of their free download web EPs (they have a HUGE wealth of music etc. on their website, BTW.) The first 8 tracks are Ras Amerlock’s Farther East EP, and are mostly very slow, VERY dubby, and very much classic dub (very good – and great for soundbeds.) Tracks 9-11 are apparently from a weekend party, called “Jam’In Sauce”, and are very upbeat, and starting to tend into the video game noises arena. Tracks 12-17 are hyperactive ska (including some classic covers) almost entirely in video game noises, called Atari-Ska L’Attack.
(Thanks to Gears for uncovering this!)
No FCCs noted – almost no vocals, and those are mostly heavily processed.
I really like all tracks, but 10 and 15 most of all.
1. 3:33 **Downtempo dubby skank with prominent bass.
2. 5:24 **slow dub with hints of melodica.
3. 4:11 *bit of heavily processed announcement, then slow skank with electronic chimes and insects fluttering.
4. 3:52 ***midtempo, very dubby, with lots of drum and percussion. Snakey, sparse, bass-y.
5. 3:16 ***starts with tape rewinding and a bit of singing, then downtempo bubble, strong drums. Fine, classic dub.
6. 4:34 ***shots, random noises, then slow nyahbinghi-meets merry-go-round music with bits of spoken b-movie dialog.
7. 3:16 **lots of tape rewinding noises, then slow bubble with reverb on the snare, sirens. Ends with tick-tick boom!
8. 5:24 **track two with different added noises.
9. 2:17 **bouncy downtempo skank with melodica and happy keyboards. You can SKIP to this. Go ahead. Try it. There’s a hallway handy…
10. 3:28 ****this is where the “tari” comes into “Jahtari”. Downtempo bouncy skank with video game noises. A bit glitchy and a lot good.
11. 4:36 **massive reverb on the electronics, super dubby, stoner-candy. Some jaunty bubble, then back to smoking trees.
12. 3:12 ***big electronic noise, then hyperspeed video game noise cobbled into SUPER jolly ska.
13. 3:59 **hyperspeed video game noises in a happy dance, then a completely different happy dance, then back and forth… Fun stuff. Goes kinda space alien disco 2/3 of the way through.
14. 2:37 ***now the video game noises are doing an upbeat march. Last 30 secs is all video arpeggios. Runs right into next track.
15. 3:18 ****hoppy upbeat video game cover of the Maytals ska classic. Nice.
16. 1:40 **electronic vroom, then hyperspeed video game romp, Pioneers ska cover. Glitchy and crazy.
17. 2:35 ***whooshes, then midtempo ska – not the Exodus you may be associating with reggae, however. Gnarly! 2 finger keyboard solo!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ras Amerlock Prayer 4 Dreadlion
2. Ras Amerlock Farther East
3. Ras Amerlock End Game Dub
4. Ras Amerlock Dub Wise
5. Ras Amerlock One From Tesla's Lab
6. Ras Amerlock Space Buccaneer Vs. The Slaugh
7. Mad Mon 'merlock & Dubmatix Panic
8. Ras Amerlock Farther East Version
9. Volfoniq + Disrupt + Bo Marley La Tapenade
10. Volfoniq + Disrupt + Bo Marley L'anchoiade
11. Volfoniq + Disrupt + Bo Marley La Brandade
12. Dubmood Vodska-Dance
13. Dubmood W/ Goto 80 Dbug-Cd197
14. Dubmood Monkey Island
15. Dubmood Pressure Drop
16. Dubmood Kick De Bucket
17. Dubmood Exodus Ska-Dub