David Crowder Band - Sunsets & Sushi

Wednesday 13th July 2005
David Crowder Band - Sunsets & Sushi
David Crowder Band - Sunsets & Sushi

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12935-2534
LABEL: Sparrow SPD63884
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RELEASE DATE: 2005-03-01
RRP: £8.80

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

David Crowder in the dance/electronic classification? Yep. Reportedly the best selling CD at Edinburgh's Frenzy event, thanks to the sextet's stunning performance there, this is an excellent mini-album. One does wonder, however, what new fans of the David Crowder Band's guitar-driven modern rock will make of this eight-song remix project. For 'Sunsets & Sushi' is nearer to New Order than Delirious? and lives up to its subtitle 'Experiments In Spectral Deconstruction'. Notwithstanding that, these electronica style re-assemblages of songs from 2003's 'Illuminate' classic are great, in part because "No One Like You", "Open Skies" and "O Praise Him" are such great worship songs. Utilising M-Audio/Propellerhead Reason software, some of the sampling and sequencing is inspired though one reviewer's suggestion that some moments sound like "the Human League on Paxil" show that American cousins still aren't able to figure out the warp and woof of today's electronica. Overall, a fascinating diversion while we await the band's 'A Collision' album.

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Reader Comments

Posted by rebecca in south carolina, us @ 18:32 on Jul 6 2005

this cd is awesome... it's the illuminate cd redone with a techno-ie, postal servicey, death cab for cutie touch. very nice.

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