STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 42330-13404 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Paul S Ganney
This was released in 2007 but it's taken until now for Cross Rhythms to catch up with this Cambridge-based four-piece. Their EP starts very well with a repeated guitar figure and shifting underlying chords (very Buzzcocks, if you remember them). The overall sound is mainly in Hard-Fi territory, with some Hothouse Flowers and U2 thrown in for good measure (but that's more due to the delay settings on the guitar than anything else). It all makes for an impressive debut with a signature of their own - these are no clones. The atmosphere generated by the songs is very strong, the arrangements good, the mix superb, the musicianship great to listen to. I wasn't sure whether "Everlasting One" was a congregational worship song or a performance piece (it'd work well as either).