I Am Isaac - The Trumpet Shall Sound

Published Wednesday 26th November 2014
I Am Isaac - The Trumpet Shall Sound
I Am Isaac - The Trumpet Shall Sound

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153637-22531
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

As Izzy B, Isaac Butcher enjoyed considerable success touring and recording with Daniel Bedingfield when the New Zealand-born popster was still working dancefloor grooves into his eclectic musical armoury, and later working with numerous club music big hitters. Now he's back with a new name, a new album and a new approach, surprisingly adding self-played trumpet to his propulsive techno rhythms. The title track is particularly effective with its witty fusion of crunching rhythms, a trumpet riff and spoken passages proclaiming "In the beginning, there was God." and "Out of nothing you became something." Almost as good is "Lift Your Voice" complete with an auto-tune vocal. Sometimes the effect is less impressive. "Horns Of Jericho" is too jerky and doesn't really progress anywhere while there's too much auto-tune on "Wanna Love" though lyrically throughout the album is clearly affirming the living God. On the whole, this is a welcome return by the producer and turntablist and one can but hope we'll be hearing one of these cuts in the form here or in a remix in clubland before too long.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Trumpet Shall Sound [Listen]
2. Horns Of Jericho [Listen]
3. Cobra [Listen]
4. Lift Your Voice [Listen]
5. Wanna Love [Listen]
6. Run Your Way [Listen]
7. Samba De Trompeta [Listen]
8. Elohim [Listen]
9. Never Far [Listen]
10. Heaven With You [Listen]
11. Forever [Listen]
12. Your Way [Listen]
13. When I Survey [Listen]

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