STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 30351-13030 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £8.99
Reviewed by Matthew Cordle
This CD is the first release from a man who states that he is a "sold-out worshipper, instrumentalist, music producer/recording engineer, choir director, pastor and worship instructor, among other things." London-based Victor's aim is to capture the awesome nature of God in worship. He certainly does that in terms of what he says and sings about. The lyrics are very psalm-like in style and are excellent material for personal praise and worship, obviously being very much based on Scripture. It's therefore disappointing that the musical side of things lets it down. There is way too much speaking/shouting/preaching over music that just doesn't work outside of a live context. One result of this is that many of the songs have a distinct lack of space, as in between the sung bits there is always speech, and this becomes fatiguing to listen to and I feel it reduces the impact of what is being said/sung - again, this is an example of a situation when a good producer would have been beneficial in order to provide objective overview. As it stands 'Timeless One' can't be recommended.
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