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 28 Aug 21 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 1

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