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Arkaingelle – Tru Da Fyah

by | Aug 3, 2017 | Artist, Reviews

Release Info

Title: Arkaingelle – Tru Da Fyah

Label: Zion High Productions | Format: DR | Street date: July 21, 2017 | Website: Zion High Productions

Tracks

  1. My Journey
  2. Eye Frequency
  3. Herbalist
  4. Tru Da Fyah
  5. Fullfillment
  6. Be Good
  7. Afrikan Sun
  8. Beloved feat. Akae Beka
  9. No Race
  10. No War
  11. Children Of The Most High
  12. Ancient Of Days

After the release of his debut album “O’Pen” in 2008, it has taken Arkaingelle a very, very long time to come up with a next album. Nine years after that critical acclaimed album saw the light of day, there’s, at last we would say, its follow up entitled “Tru Da Fyah”, which has been produced by the esteemed Zion I Kings and released on the Zion High Productions imprint. In recent years Arkaingelle already worked with the Zion I Kings production team and contributed noteworthy tunes on compilations like “Jah Warriar Riddim” (“Igh Shield”), “Joyful Noise” (“Song Of Praise”), “Jah Golden Throne” (“Y Should Yee”) and Nyacoustic Chants” (“Wat A Woe”).

Hailing from Buxton, Friendship Village in Guyana, South America, Arkaingelle (aka Roxroy “Mykal” Younge) was captivated by music at an early age and aspired early on to become a musical performer; playing the steel pans and singing. His Grandfather was a classically trained pianist and gave young “Mykal” his first music lessons. Participating in the church plays and school talent shows gave him a taste for performing. Growing up under the strict tutelage of his grandparents gave him the foundations and the roots of his journey into Rastafari. On his debut album “O’pen”, released on the Aingelles Muzik/Greensphere label, Arkaingelle delivered a spiritual gathering of positive, uplifting and smooth tracks.

Arkaingle, now residing in California’s emerald triangle, was golden on previous Zion I Kings projects and here he continues that. He not only showcases his unique chanting style across Zion I Kings’ signature musical soundscapes, but also his ability to write meaningful and spiritual songs with lyrics that are difficult to ignore. The stirring Guyanese artist manifests previous heights once again on most of the tracks of this compelling album. It’s obvious that these include the previously released singles “Herbalist” and the awesome “No War”, which already attracted notable attention from roots fans world wide. But furthermore also standouts such as “My Journey”, “Eye Frequency”, “Be Good”, “Children Of The Most High”, and the collaboration with Akea Beka entitled “Beloved”. Don’t overlook the tracks not mentioned either as without a doubt they match the ones that are pointed out here.

Review

90%

Conclusion Both Arkaingelle and Zion I Kings have created an album that will be welcomed with great approval by the avid hardcore and heavy roots fan.

90%

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