Album Review: Set In Stone – Stick Figure

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As the temperatures drop closer to freezing everyday, with finals approaching, screaming around the corner and gnawing away at the back of our minds, it’s easy to get down in the dumps, lost in the quagmire of everyday student life. Thankfully, reggae band Stick Figure just injected some fresh vibes into my daily soundtrack with their newest album Set In Stone. Featuring many notable artists and bands on a handful of the album’s fourteen songs, such as Eric Rachmany of Rebelution on the dub track “Mind Block”, or dancehall star Collie Buddz on “Smokin’ Love”, Set In Stone is comfort food for ears longing for a heaping serving of phat reggae vibes. It’s clear that Stick Figure invested long hours in the recording of this album, and even more effort on production and mastering; extensive FX additions to keyboard and guitar tracks, perfect equalization that envelops the listener in bass, and metronome-like accuracy of the rhythm section all add up to a final product that is uniquely flavorful and nuanced, yet soft on the ears and mind. Stick Figure - “Fire on the Horizon”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXQHmVVU8Cw&list=PLCrNkVwfp2Xv7nU4Ru7RKpHZ2rO5iYDbc&index=1

Equally as likely to be included in a focus/meditation playlist as it is to be heard sampled on a dubstep remix or blasted aloud at the beach, Set In Stone is a fun, uplifting work deserving of a listen by anyone who is feeling stressed and tired. Press play, sit back, take a deep breath, and smile… It won’t be long ‘til you’re feeling irie.

Stick Figure - "Choice is Yours" (feat. Slightly Stoopid)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV-lMtisZw0&index=4&list=PLCrNkVwfp2Xv7nU4Ru7RKpHZ2rO5iYDbc

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