Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

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Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby capullo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm

Saw this on discogs. Never heard of them before. Sounds good. Anybody knows them?

https://www.discogs.com/artist/2329695-Zion-Initation
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Re: Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby ephteeay » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:00 pm

I have this one (https://www.discogs.com/Zion-Initation- ... se/3983826) which has a version of the below which I love .. You can also see the singers & players on the sleeve in the vid ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dj-z8h6TvI
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Re: Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby jotape » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:15 am

just bought the lp called Jah Light. The A2 and the B1 have a ruff bassline, great album for me, will be great to realy know who are them
Also Danny Tucker who sings Take Us Home do some vocal parts on this one
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Re: Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby kalcidis » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am

Got both albums, haven't really listened a lot to them but I do recall enjoying the first set (which was more like an EP). The second one has a few nice tracks on it but was perhaps a bit too generic roots reggae for my taste.
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Re: Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby capullo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:09 am

Post by kalcidis » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am
Got both albums, haven't really listened a lot to them but I do recall enjoying the first set (which was more like an EP). The second one has a few nice tracks on it but was perhaps a bit too generic roots reggae for my taste.


i have a certain suspicion that you have a huuuuuge record collection :D
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Re: Ever heard of a band called Zion Initation?

Postby kalcidis » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:08 pm

I neither confirm nor deny your suspicion. :wink: (...but probably much smaller than you think).

I realise that I gave pretty weak feedback in my previous post. The first set is much shorter and is rather spacey in the mix. A lot of reverb and layers. Like a different take on the Wackies-sound. Perhaps not as heavy and claustrophobic. I used to listen to this quite a bit when I bought it but haven't given it a spin since:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNL_FgVQhVY

The second LP is more conventionally sounding (but I haven't really listened to it more than once or twice – so I might be remembering it way off). It's sparser in the mix and has a cleaner sound which I think is a shame since the smokiness of the first set I found charming and more personal. Some tunes are quite heavy but in general it's a roots album by the numbers. I'd rather listen to it in the background than having to focus on the music.
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