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by The Drastics

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Waiting 03:24
Feast 03:59
Famine 04:18
Trapezoid 03:58
Septentrion 03:28
Das Krampus 04:13
Egos 04:02
Nilbog 04:35


With their third release, The Drastics show no sign of slowing down. Refining their cutting-edge sound, Waiting comes hard and to-the-point with 12 new tracks. The album drops a perfect mixture of fresh material expanding from dub to vocal to jazz-centric improvisation carrying with it a maturity of sound appealing to reggae and non-reggae heads a like. Regular vocalists MC Zulu and Fada Dougou lend their voices over the tough “Redlight” and catchy “Good Time Tonight”. While local hornsmen Charles Gorczynski (Silences Sumire, Leaves, Colorlist) and Gerald Bailey (Black Bear Combo, Charles Mantis) lend a hand to the horn section.

“If you’re not familiar with The Drastics, you’re missing out on one of the finest dub bands in the country.”
Music Is Our Occupation

“The Drastics are a band that can entertain the reggae fan, the jazz fan, and everyone in between … “
DC Soundclash

“… another easy to listen to disc from the most forward thinking experimental dub act you are likely to find anywhere.” 4.5/5 Stars
Melt Magazine

“… fans need wait no more, the Drastics have finally delivered their masterpiece.”
allMusic Guide

“… with original riddims and melodies abounding and a style as crucial as the best American reggae gets.”
Tom Orr, Reggae-Reviews.Com


released June 1, 2007

Tom Riley - Tenor Sax, Flute
Andrew Zelm - Trombone
Elliot Ross - Guitar
Brian Citro - Guitar
Otto Roeser - Hammond Organ, Piano, D6 Clavinet, Wurlitzer 200a
Chris Merrill - Bass
Anthony Abbinanti - Drums, Melodica, Percussion, Fender Rhodes, Keys


Gerald Bailey - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Charles Gorzynsky - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax


All lyrics written by their respective singers
Engineered, Produced, Mixed & Dubbed by A. Abbinanti
Recorded March-May 2007 at Dirty North, Chicago IL
Masted by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, Chicago IL


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The Drastics Chicago, Illinois

We play roots reggae from 1982's future of 2187. Incorporating heavy dubs, traditional elements, modern mentalities, and esoteric sounds.

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