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The Myth of The Golden Ratio / United Vibrations

United Vibrations - The Myth of The Golden Ratio


United Vibrations is comprised of three brothers Ahmad, Kareem, Yusef Dayes along with close friend Wayne Francis II.Their latest release "The Myth Of The Golden Ratio" is a tale of a time long ago when people prospered simply from the fruits of nature and lived a life devoid of greed or corruption. Their music is a myriad of flavors that defies categories that is best summed up as conscious music filled with African and Caribbean rhythms. Among the highlights are "Grow" filled with a haunting bass groove and horns that speaks to the divide between government and residents. "Far Far Away" is divided into three parts, act one builds momentum with shimmering percussion and hypnotic horns Act two evolves into a full blown jam session delivering messages from the past to revisit a fertile world of love and peace and a call to take back our communities. Conceptually and rhythmically this LP hits the mark by stirring your consciousness and your soul. This is a superb recording that certainly qualifies as one of the most important records you'll hear this year.

Reg Dancy, 07/16