Atom" is another collaboration project of Vaughn
Benjamin, this time with Lion Tribe from Taos, New
Mexico. So far his collaborations with mostly new
artists have led to interesting and certainly worthwhile
album releases and this collection of tunes is no
exception. The listener is treated to mostly-live
instrumentation roots reggae with some truly interesting
twists. Innovative use of horns, sitars, tablas and
other unique instruments can be heard in exceptional
songs like e.g. "Wesside", "End Of Doubt", "These And
Those", "Sanctify" and "Spirits".
whatever reason, Midnite has some serious ties with, of
all places, New Mexico. Not only have they recorded two
albums with that state's Mystic Vision, they've now also
released this collaboration with the Lion Tribe quartet.
From what I can tell, the group has released one album
on its own thus far and is fond of a worldly sound, as
evidenced by the list of unique instruments involved:
sitar, tabla, dobro resonator guitar, dejembe (African
drum), mridungam (whatever that is), and even "locust
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