10 Ft. Ganja Plant - 10 Deadly Shots Vol II
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 00:04
Harvesting a sound that harkens back to the early days of reggae and true to the island that made the music and their name famous, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant has released a new joint that will mellow and brighten the mood of any listener—without regard to mental state.
Begun as sort of a musicians’ collective spun partially from the remnants of John Brown Body’s reconfiguration more than a decade ago, the outfit has used a revolving cast of characters to run the gamut of vibrations associated with the reggae genre. Despite the fact that there are no vocals on the record, 10 Deadly Shots Vol. II imbues a sense of positivity and jovial mood for 34 minutes that can be continuously looped without boredom.
The tracks belie the Plant’s obvious love of Kung Fu, as the album starts off with “Rooftop Duel” and “The Challenge.” Employing a heavy dose of keyboards, the chirpy “Fist Of Yuen Kay-San” makes way for the drowsy “Funeral Of The Master” before the strutting “Return Of The Prodigal Son” closes out the festival of sunshine wrapped in music.
The one drawback may be a tendency for some of the songs to run together, which may be partially due to the fact that there are no lyrics. The overall quality outstrips any of these concerns and leaves nothing but a satisfying aftertaste.
If you want a jovial soundtrack for hot summer afternoons or late evening work sessions, this blast of 10 Deadly Shots Vol. II is the perfect bouncing accompaniment.