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26/12
One Drop’s “Black Book Diaries”

As the surge of summer albums approaches, One Drop joins the collection with Black Book Diaries, their sophomore album set to drop on June 26th. With this release, they incorporated a blend of raw and innovative digital production tools, some of which we have not seen since much of the ‘70s.

The band hopes the new 16-track album will reflect their recent growth and evolution as a group. When we caught up with One Drop they said they took more risks with the release in order to provide something fresh to the listeners and bring something to the reggae music scene they believe it has been lacking.

“Every now and then an album will come around that pushes boundaries so far that you have to consider redefining the genre it’s in. We took allot of chances on this record but feel this can be one of them.”

For those who are too anxious to wait for the album to come out in a month, the band released a single off the album a few days ago titled “I’m Sorry (but it’s over)”, available for streaming on their website by clicking HERE.

Although it is not a finished version of the track, there is still some mixing and mastering yet to be done, it gives you an idea of what the Black Book Diaries has in store. So mark your calendars for June 26th and pick up One Drop’s new album Black Book Diaries.


One Drop – Black Book Diaries
1.) Devil On The Pulpit
2.) Hector Pieterson
3.) One More Chance
4.) Tricked Into War
5.) If You Only Knew
6.) More Than A Landscaper
7.) My Best Friend’s Woman
8.) Daniel In The Lion’s Den
9.) I’m Sorry (but it’s over)
10.) Down Under
11.) 1-Gun Salute
12.) Favorite Lover
13.) Forward
14.) 4 Letter Word
15.) More Than A Landscaper (en Espanol)
16.) Possible Dub (Forward)*



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Article By: Jason Gallagher


5 Responses to One Drop’s “Black Book Diaries”

  1. Josh from the Bay says:

    Niiiice. It’s been too long of a wait! Hope they tour for the new album

  2. mikef says:

    “they incorporated a blend of raw and innovative digital production tools, some of which we have not seen since much of since the ‘70s.”

    umm what does that mean?

    “The band hopes the new 16-track album will reflect their recent growth and evolution as a group.”

    I would hope they evolved because its an entirely new band(its actually the devastators)

    “Although it is not a finished version of the track, there is still some mixing and mastering yet to be done, it gives you an idea of what the Black Book Diaries has in store.”

    thats the dumbest shit ever….why would you release a song that has not been finished being mixed/mastered? i dont get it

  3. Tony says:

    This isn’t One Drop…

    this is James and The Devastators

  4. James Alger says:

    Hello mikef and Tony and Josh from the bay

    Josh
    Yes Josh, it’s been over due but glad we still have your interest.
    Hope to see you on the road after the new record is out.

    mikeyf
    Regarding your question about some of the recording techniques we used.
    We used all the following equipment from 1950’s – 1970’s
    Fender Rhodes, Hammond C3, Studio Upright Piano, Clavinet D6, Tape Delays, Analog Spring Reverb.
    This was pretty standard in the past before everyone had a computer.
    Most music you hear today uses digital computer based effects, not saying that’s bad but we wanted to try something new to us.

    mikef and Tony
    Just like all our previous material, I continue write all the songs.
    Yes the band has evolved and currently it includes members of The Devastators as well as other collaborators. It will continue to evolve as most bands do at any level.

    mikef
    Why did we release an unfinished song?
    Its not released. Its only available so people can stream it and get a little taste of what’s in store. We are 100% independent we do “everything” on our own while working full time jobs outside of music. We don’t have the support or funds to record and execute things, as we would like. With the release date approaching, we wanted to give our fans something to talk about. We work with what we have.

    Thanks for the comments and I hope this info is helpful

    Please stay in touch on facebook and or join our newsletter at http://www.onedrop.fanbride.com

    Cheers

    James Alger from One Drop

  5. mikef says:

    http://onedrop.bandcamp.com/track/forward

    I dig this track…BUT it just sounds like james over the devastators…not saying thats a bad thing as I really like the devastators

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