The Hip Abduction - One Less Sound CD

The Hip Abduction mixes reggae, rock, and African traditions to create their own unique sound. With heavy emphasis placed on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion, the band's high-energy performances have won them a loyal statewide following. Formed on the gulf coast of Florida in 2009, The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 7-piece reggae powerhouse.

Produced by Jim DeVito (Donavon Frankenreiter/ Mofro) and Jody Gray, "One Less Sound" draws more heavily on their South African and Malian influences, the record drenched in island-swaying rhythms and Afro-flecked guitar melodies, and littered with hip-shaking funk-jazz grooves and tight multi-horn arrangements. Studio cuts of better-known THA tracks like the slow-groove bounce of "Love Foundation" and breezier "Sun King" are interspersed with newer numbers like the uplifting, anthemic "Someday I'm Going Away." The band's use of instruments like the 21-string Kora and lyre-like Nyatiti adds to the album's worldly flavor, and take center stage on the LP's vocal-free tracks.

Track List:
1. Someday Im Going Away listen
2. Driving for the Sun listen
3. Sun King listen
4. The Stone listen
5. Love Foundation listen
6. Gomni listen
7. We are Kings (2011) listen
8. Walls listen
9. Nyatiti listen
10. When the War is Over listen
11. Bamako Lullaby listen

Released in 2011