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Main » 2007 » April » 18 » Zion Train - Love Revolutionaries
Zion Train - Love Revolutionaries

Track Listing and Credits
1. Freedom (cod, tench, perch, molara)
2. Building Rome (cod, tench, perch, molara)
3. Speaker Shaker (cod, tench, perch, hake, forkbeard)
4. Flag (cod, tench, perch, molara)
5. Movement Of The People (cod, tench, perch, hake, forkbeard)
6. Fly (cod, tench, perch, molara)
7. One Inch Dub (cod, tench, perch)
8. Beware (cod, tench, perch, hake, forkbeard)
9. Free Heart (cod, tench, perch)
10. War In Babylon (cod, tench, perch, macka B)
11. Rocker's Revival (cod, tench, perch)
12. Dubzilla (cod, tench, perch)
13. Ohm Shiva (cod, tench, perch)

Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for more than 15 years. The band are heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture and have been since the 90s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period. They are one of the finest live dub acts in the world and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best live vocalists.

Zion Train was founded by Perch (live dub mixing/production), in 1990 and he was later joined by Cod (melodica/production), Tench (production), Molara (voice), Hake (trumpet), and Forkbeard (trombone). Between 2001 and 2005 Dubdadda added extra live vocals and Bigga replaced Forkbeard on trombone in 2001. The live line-up has always been very flexible, varying from Perch and a vocalist for sound-system gigs, to the full lineup for larger events. From 2006 Molara concentrated on her solo projects and Zion Train live features a variety of renowned vocalists including Dubdadda and Brother Culture alongside Earl 16, Tippa Irie and YT.

This was the first LP after relocating to West Wales from Tottenham and the first post Warners release. It was recorded very slowly through 1998/99 and was mixed in front of a 3k Sound System (thanks to Inner State and Armagideon Sounds for that).
Most of the vocals were recorded on an SM58 in front of the rig. The band were much more interested in vibes than separation and were extremely happy with the results.
Molara sounds beautiful throughout and there is a relaxed nature which comes through the vocals and the music. The dubs are as deep as they have ever been and the pop songs are something we're proud of.

Many people, John Peel and Andy Kershaw included, called this a return to form and we even got a 3 star review in Q magazine.

The mixing was done on an Allen & Heath Saber desk which we brought from Simon Afro Celt and a Mackie 32-channel 8 bus. The Sabre was apparently used extensively by Soul II Soul at Swanyard and 'Keep on Moving' was mixed on it.

All of Zion Train's music is made primarily for the band and they are philosophical about 'pleasing' fans or the transient nature of the music business. Of course they want to be liked but ultimately the goal is for us to enjoy what we are doing and keep developing, mistakes and all.

'Love Revolutionaries' is an innovative collage of dub sounds by Zion Train. Beautiful singing, mad and funky electronica sounds, heavy and soulful bass are blended together (plus more) to give an ultimate balance of chilled cheekey and hypa vibes. 'Speaker Shaker' is a must-have track to keep you smiling and will energize you to the maximum happiness. This wicked and funky track is slightly contradicted my the bazaar and overly hyperactive sounds of 'War in Babylon,' but overall it is an excellent mixture of new dub, guaranteed to chill right through to the bones and occasionally send shivers down your spine!
Kinna, London.

We will see the band live at 2007 legalize canabis festival in Athens 04/05/2007

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