Dave Rhys Jenkins - Solid Foundation

Tuesday 1st February 1994
Dave Rhys Jenkins - Solid Foundation
Dave Rhys Jenkins - Solid Foundation

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Ten seconds into track one had me scrambling to try and ascertain whether they'd put the wrong cassette in the wrong box. But no... the driving pop-dance beat opener IS by Dave Rhys Jenkins despite a standing-on-a-cliff-looking-out-to-sea sleeve suggesting meditative acoustics. Aha, here is the inlay explanation for all that pumping dance beat throb - "keyboards and programming by Zarc Porter". Many Cross Rhythms readers will be familiar with the studio genius behind many a Worldwide Message Tribe call to dance. 'But what of Mr Jenkins' contribution?' I hear you ask. Well, he's an excellent songwriter with some well crafted melodic ideas, a so-so lyricist (obvious rhymes and well-worn images and spiritual insights) and a barely adequate singer. Ironically, despite the cracking dance rhythms it's the slow piano-led ballad "Show Me Love" which works best.

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