Bandit Collection” is both vintage Chalkdust and contemporary
Chalkdust. The latter is a follow-on from the 2005 "Pan in We DNA"
recording where a medley of Christian hymns are presented. But this
is no ordinary plunking down of familiar hymns in a 'me too'
Chalkie is contemporaneous without being ridiculously in vogue.
"The Wake" is a medley twenty-three minutes long interspersed with
contextual introductions of each hymn. Most striking is the
historical perspective from which each one is presented. The
masterful combination of snippets of history and the indigenous
rhythms form a coda to the classic Chalkdust calypso of social
commentary. [eCaroh/ Ron June 2006]