Lights To Lights - Scriptures Vol 1

Published Wednesday 6th March 2019
Lights To Lights - Scriptures Vol 1
Lights To Lights - Scriptures Vol 1

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 3 3 3
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 173196-27354
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

I really liked the simple idea of this album. I'm a big fan of recordings of the Bible (I would recommend Johnny Cash's reading of the New Testament). I also am quite a fan of music. So the idea that American musician Janes Sisco, vocalist with punk rockers 1107, had of taking some of the shorter books of the Bible - Haggai, Obadiah, Habakkuk, Philemon, Jonah, Jude and Ruth - and reading them over specially composed music sounded like a winner. The problem is James (or should I call him Lights To Lights) doesn't read Scripture particularly well. Also, the addition of music is very disappointing, as these ambient pieces are little more than guitar doodlings that a competent guitarist/synth player could have conjured up in an afternoon. Their dullness becomes obvious to the listener in that after the seven Bible books the second album in this 2-CD package offers instrumentals without the Scripture readings. The whole project comes across as something conceived and executed by an enthusiastic, amateur musician-cum-Bible-reader. A great shame.

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