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Ancestree / Sacred Birth
Album:Sacred Birth Collection:Reggae
Artist:Ancestree Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-10 Pull Date:2011-09-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 28Aug 21Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24Jul 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 02, 2019:The Acupuncture Hour/Audio Ambrosia
A War Cannot Stop A War
4.Nov 02, 2015:Souls of Sound
A War Cannot Stop A War, Cuantos Anos Mas?
2.May 02, 2016:Everything A to Z week 41
Lion Paw
5.Aug 24, 2011:Poetry in Parlando
A War Cannot Stop A War
3.Mar 21, 2016:Everything A to Z week 35
Lion Paw, Sacred Birth
6.Aug 15, 2011:Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Fish Inna Sea

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-07-08 
Ancestree – Sacred Birth
Reviewed by Sadie O, 7/8/11
Roots Rock Reggae from Santa Cruz, featuring electric guitars and blatty sax, and a refreshing lack of polish. Very groovy Ital Rasta vibe yes I-ya. Ain’t nothing wrong with that – I’ll gladly take this fresh-faced hippie enthusiasm over the goddamn vocoder crap coming out of Jamaica these days… No FCCs detected.
1. 4:06 ***squawking metal intro, midtempo ska, alternating with very slow skank, all with honks and blats from real instruments.
2. 2:25 ***bass-driven stepping-razor skank, almost ponderous riddim section.
3. 3:36 **very slow swishy one-drop.
4. 3:36 ***very happy, bouncy, bippity boppity bubble.
5. 2:55 **big sha-na-na buildup, then uptempo, upbeat double-time groove.
6. 3:45 ***subdued stuttering guitar intro, very slow rolling skank. Best vocals on the record.
7. 3:10 **very slow skank – musically very similar to previous track. Until it switches to fast punkish ska. It may not have been a good idea for these stoners to try singing a cappella, though…
8. 6:21 **bass intro, slow bubble. The epic of the record, lots of solos.
9. 4:03 ***ultimately slow and subdued. Light em up… VERY slow fade.

Track Listing
1.Sacred Birth 5.Holy Place
2.Lion Paw 6.A War Cannot Stop A War
3.Monzanto 7.Tears
4.Fish Inna Sea 8.Cuantos Anos Mas?
 9.One People