Music IS magic...
Straight out of the studio and onto the internet - the second tune to be mixed from the new album is ready for listening and download (free) on Versionist. 'Magic' is another Cod classic, composed when Molara went to Tesco one day. The dub is sweet and crisp Tubby style.

Went straight in at number one on the Versionist download chart, the first dub of the first mix of the first tune from the "Molara Meet's Dubmerge" album is available at Versionist.
The track is called 'Hearts of Dub' and is a Cod creation.
Molara has decided to go down the path of creative commons and downloadable music on the internet. The vocal cuts of both tunes will be available on The Podsafe Music Network in the very near future.

As of the 1st January 2006 Molara will no longer be performing with Zion Train, after 14 years and hundreds of gigs.
"Over the years people change and perspectives differ. It became increasingly clear to me that it was time to move on and at the start of a new year it felt like the right thing.
Zion Train for me was music originated by Cod, mixed by Perch and performed live by at least Perch and myself, so for me Zion Train is no more – what continues using that name will be something new and different."

Molara is working two solo albums, the first with UK dub roots band 'Dubmerge'. "We are working on a combination of great new songs like 'Magic', 'My Music' and 'Heart's of Stone', reworkings of the Zion Train classics 'Flag', 'Space' and 'Love Revolutionary' as well as a radical cover version of Dragonsfly's 'The River'.
The second is a more traditional roots album with beautiful new songs over some of the classic rhythms of UK dub pioneer Mad Professor.
Zion Train music man Cod is co-writing, producing and dubwising some of the tracks on both albums.
Molara will also be appearing as a vocalist with Cod's solo project - The Powersteppers, both live and on the forthcoming release "Dub is a Healing Force".
Other collaborations are planned...

Watch this site for free downloads of work in progress on the albums as well as separates for remixers.

The shows, which feature Molara singing with a live band which includes members of Dubmerge and Headmix Collective in it's line up, will have versions of Zion Train classics such as 'Space', 'Flag', ‘Fly’, and 'Love Revolutionary', the first three of these being much loved Zion Train album tracks that were never played live. As well as showcasing tunes from both new albums Molara explores her Nigerian roots with traditional Yoruba tunes sung over nyabinghi drumming.

Says Molara: "the band are really starting to play tight together now. The musicians are all bringing elements of dub into what they are doing individually which creates a fantastic soundscape for me to float my voice over. The range of musical styles was initially a bit too diverse, but now the tunes in the set are really coming together nicely. At every gig we are improvising at least one rhythm, it keeps things alive and provides a sense of freedom but also excitement at what might come out of the ether. I'm enjoying it and the audience seem to too."
The reviewers seem to agree:

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