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Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Israel Starr: Through The Ages And Forever EP

Reviewed by Huia Hamon

Israel Starr: Through The Ages And Forever EP

Verging of breaking through onto the international roots reggae scene, this hearty 10-track EP is Israel Starr‘s first big release, following two singles and numerous local and international collaborations. What contributes nicely to the vibe of ‘Through The Ages And Forever’ are the references to old school reggae, tape, raw gritty treatment, traditional sounds and swings, using loads of reverbs, such as Do For Love. High quality production, courtesy of Zane Graham, along with beautiful vocals enhance the whole experience. Created at Bless Up Studio and mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog, the music is fused with intros and skits, with themes rolling from political through to whānau, but all locked in with live musicianship. “I try to make something that sounds different – different ages, different sound of reggae,” inserts Starr. A great addition to your summer road trip playlist – especially sneaky last track Long White Cloud.

Through The Ages & Forever EP by Israel Starr