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Roots Tonic / Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell
Album:Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell Collection:Reggae
Artist:Roots Tonic Added:05/2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-05-28 Pull Date:2006-07-30 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:30 Jul23 Jul16 Jul2 Jul25 Jun18 Jun11 Jun4 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 28, 2006:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Clean Escape (The Crew Is Here)
4.Jul 18, 2006:New World Disorder
Clean Escape (The Crew Is Here)
2.Jul 27, 2006:Impeach Bush for tellin lies
Employees Must Wash Your Hands
5.Jul 17, 2006:Plastic Fantastic Lover
Akademikus Du Umbeigu
3.Jul 25, 2006:New World Disorder
Road To Axum
6.Jul 11, 2006:New World Disorder
Clean Escape (The Crew Is Here)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-05-24 
Roots Tonic – Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell (ROIR)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/246/06
Attn: Dub lovers! DIS IS DA SHIT! Roots rock dub instrumentals with electronica from Matisyahu’s band and producer. Gets more electronica-laden as it goes along. All tracks at least 5 minutes long, and all tracks are godlike (although track 6 has so much electronica it gave me a bit of a headache!)
No FCC. I guess I like 3 and 5 best, but it’s really all good.
1. 5:34 slightly downtempo, dubby and meaty but spare. Solid beat and odd noises.
2. 5:23 slightly uptempo – starts with sucking on a bong. Rather more energetic and full sound.
3. 5:10 bright and march-y dance-y, great riddim.
4. 6:35 slow, a bit swingy and a bit scary, somehow.
5. 6:10 extremely spare, midtempo, cowbells and chimes and… insect noises? Oh, there’s the beat. Fun!
6. 6:29 somewhat uptempo, driving drumbeat, lots of electronica.
7. 5:48 a bit downtempo, squeepy, some nice drum bits towards the end.
8. 6:09 uptempo with a bit of crazed electric guitar, nice riddim.

Track Listing
1.Road To Axum 5.Employees Must Wash Your Hands
2.Concrete Sunrise 6.Instrument Of The Trinity
3.Akademikus Du Umbeigu 7.Healing Of The Nations
4.JD3 8.Clean Escape (The Crew Is Here)