NST and the Soul Sauce, “Back When Tigers Smoked”
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, September 2017
I enjoyed the fact that I lost the review I had already written, because then I was forced to listen to this album in it’s entirety, AND THIS BAND IS INCREDIBLE!!! I stumbled across this band in Santa Cruz recently, and it really was a transformative experience for me. The musicians held the spellbound crowd as magic rained from their instruments in a unique fusion of roots reggae, funk and traditional Korean music. Otherworldly! Every song is great; it just depends what type of music you want to hear. I recommend: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11.The rest rock too!
1.Med - Begins with tribal sound then lounge, nice funk vibe, instrumental
2.Med - A funky groove instrumental
3.Slow/Medium - Roots reggae
4.Med - Raggamuffin reggae, dancehall. Interesting fusion, Korean lyrics, instrumentation
5.Med - Instrument(Trombone) used to make sounds of horse neighing
6.Med - Roots reggae with Korean lyrics
7.Slow/Med - Gently building instrumental
8.Slow - Eases into roots reggae sound with Korean lyrics
9.Med - Called “Farmer’s funk” and that describes it perfectly - Korean funk ***
10.Med - Horn dominant roots reggae
11.Med - Guest singer’s ethereal voice makes this song fly!
12.Med - Dub version of #6