Zion Train / State Of Mind
Album: State Of Mind   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Zion Train   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Universal Egg  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-16 Pull Date: 2012-03-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 18 Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 14, 2019: Happy Hour
Ital Stew
4. Jun 09, 2012: New World Disorder
Great Leap Forward
2. Jul 30, 2012: Happy Hour
Ital Stew
5. Mar 22, 2012: Happy Hour
Great Leap Forward
3. Jun 23, 2012: New World Disorder
Orgone Accumulation
6. Mar 17, 2012: New World Disorder
Tribute To Shura

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-01-14
Zion Train – State of Mind
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/14/12
Roots Reggae Dub. Zion Train is producer Neil Perch from the UK, who uses lots of horns and strong beats, and always does a great job of blending Roots Reggae with modern electronics and concepts. Lots of interesting elements to sink into. Ear candy!
1. 3:40 ****slow horns with wah-wah effects, then forceful and bouncy downtempo dub skank instrumental.
2. 3:41 ****relaxed and swingy dub bubble, sweet vocals.
3. 3:05 **ethereal electronics and tweets, downtempo and relaxed dub instrumental, pretty plinky guitar.
4. 4:13 ****echo-laden spoken word intro, forceful dub skank with bits of toasting, lots of echo.
5. 4:13 ****jolly little march of crippled squirrels (farty ones, at that). Really fun sound – instrumental.
6. 3:34 ****space invader noises intro, then very uptempo syncopated skank with lots of electronics. Instrumental, also lots of fun.
7. 4:09 ***ethereal yet vaguely menacing electronics, midtempo deeply dubby bubble, female toast (always a nice change!) Nice violin solo…
8. 4:48 ***plinky guitar and violin intro, uptempo one-drop with horns, violin and blatty stuff.
9. 3:25 **mellow horn fanfare, uptempo club beat (somewhere between jungle and ska) with sweet violin floating over the electronic beat.
10. 4:02 ****bit of thick Rasta preaching, then bouncy but relaxed midtempo bubble. Nice Nyahbinghi drum and bass. Garbled yet alarming bit of spoken word about pharmaceuticals in middle…
11. 3:51 ****blatty bass-end electronics, uptempo club/ska with bits of toasting and a bit of circus vibe. There’s something going on with the tune of “Paint It Black”…
12. 3:56 *pulses and space invaders.. Horns and violins come in an float around, but it remains dreamy and slow.

Track Listing
1. Great Leap Forward   7. Share The Flame
2. Rainbow Children   8. The Divine Proportion
3. Matrameru   9. The Black River Incident
4. State Of Mind   10. Ital Stew
5. Semper Augustus   11. Tribute To Shura
6. Orgone Accumulation   12. Ari Hanta