Reggae rock master Matisyahu once again delivers a riveting album adding to the crop of winners this summer. Charmingly produced by “Kool Kojak” Grigg, each track flows into the next with artistic shine. The energy is electric and buzzing throughout, as the artist molds and shapes the songs with elements of hip-hop, traditional Middle Eastern instrumentation, dance floor beats, synth sounds and a mixture of ambient spoken word.
As Matisyahu blogged back in December, he no longer resembles a long-lost, Jewish ZZ Top frontman. In his latest video, he looks happy, healthy, and quite normal sans beard, with a handsome head of short, blonde hair. He said he’s reclaiming himself, relaxing on the religion, and trusting his “goodness and divine mission.” As a result, we have Spark Seeker, the 13-track album, produced by Kool Kojak (Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj), and recorded internationally, more specifically New York, LA, and Israel.