In reggae music there are two times: before Marley and after Marley (and I’m not talking about Ziggy). Luckily for us, Akasha, who’s name-meaning is revealed on their myspace, deliver us with a nice head bobbin groove. The song starts off with – and I’m giving some major points here – an upright bass! Now its not every day you get to hear a bouncing, well recorded upright on a reggae tune – so props to ya’ll for that. The guitar is straight up-strums, typical of the genre, and the lyrics support the passive agressive preachiness of it as well: “everybody must realize, can’t you see, we create a revelation, consciously…” The music is solid and easy-going but the greatest part arrives when the harmonies jump in. Usually when a band claims to have “rich harmonies” I take it with a grain of salt. In this case though, they were right on the money. Good job Akasha, keep the tunes coming.
Akasha – “In Defining” Review