Thanks to the "City Squad" samplers, we know that almost every French town has at least one brilliant sound system. That's why I wasn't at all surprised when I looked at the impressive album "Reconciliation’ (Subsquad) by Ras I Mothep – the work of a sound system from Aix-en-Provence, a town steeped in history smaller than Herne. After all, around a third of Aix's residents are students (which perhaps helps explain why Herne doesn't have a sound system). Doesn't matter. In any case, “Reconciliation” is worth recommending here. Even the track after the intro has it all. He starts out cautiously, almost shy. A nanosecond before you think nothing is going to happen here, then such a fat bassline kicks in that a nanosecond later it's already unequivocally clear that this is a great album. I also don't know why some Steppers productions flash me so much. Although I'm such a fine-spirited art connoisseur. Maybe I'm schizophrenic, but "Reconciliation" really picks me up. I love the dynamics, the brutal kick, the simple - mostly oriental sounding - melodies, the super deep bass and I'm really into the virtuoso percussions. What should I do? When I listen carefully to the music (like now) I realize that there isn't much artistry to it, that there's not the slightest bit of intellectual justification for my enjoyment of the album. But I stand by it! "Reconciliation" kicks ass!