The Black Seeds - 'Into The Dojo'
12 Nov 2006 // A review by Shade
With their third studio album released recently, The Black Seeds
have definitely made an impact in the New Zealand music scene. Established in the sound of roots and dub - more so the latter - Into The Dojo
consists of The Black Seeds’ essence however it is refined to a smoother, crisper sound. Front man Barnaby Weir
's voice sounds softer than usual and the percussion is somewhat richer.
The album starts off upbeat with Sometimes Enough
, and includes some really great tracks. Good People (Get Together)
is very uplifting and one you would play to start the party mood. One of my favourites is Love Of Property
which is soulful and very dubby. All in all, the vibe on this album is down to earth, inviting and rejuvenating.
I highly recommend Into The Dojo
; One cruisy album that is perfect for a Kiwi summer!
- Felicity Masters
About The Black Seeds
Originating from Wellington, New Zealand, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation through platinum selling albums, a masterful live show, and a sound that fuses infectious grooves and melodies with undiluted roots music. With numerous European festival tours behind them, and a successful 2009 North American album release, their following continues to spread quickly around the globe.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for The Black Seeds
Led by the vocals of Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman, at its core The Black Seeds music is a boundary-crossing sound fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, mixed with vintage roots-reggae.
Described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best reggae acts on the planet", their legendary 8-piece live show brings the raw energy and good vibes wherever it goes. They have countless sell-out New Zealand and Australasian tours behind them, and regularly perform at many of Europe and North America’s biggest festivals.