Moth - Songs For The Lost

Thursday 11th July 2002
Moth - Songs For The Lost
Moth - Songs For The Lost

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Effectively, Moth are singer/songwriter Tina Henderson and her husband Ben and this debut album features a mammoth selection of 15 tunes that are essentially pop in style, but don't be fooled! Strong in melody but quirky in delivery, this is grown up music and the duo have clearly laboured in the studio to create something that will appeal to those who are serious about music. There's plenty of creativity here and I particularly like "Driftwood" with its samples of seagulls opening and closing the gorgeous acoustic track. Elsewhere old technology meets state of the art on tracks like "Crown" and "Clouded" which both employ some old fashioned keyboard sounds. The band know how to create atmosphere on tracks like "Approval" whilst employing some rock riffs on "New Money". Impossible to easily categorise, Moth surprise at every musical turn and the only thing which is consistent is Tina Henderson's excellent voice and the strength of the songwriting. Creative and surprising, how I wish there were more Christian albums that could be described like that.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.