STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21528-12099 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Mini-album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by John Hebden
This is two enterprising blokes from Bristol who have set out to prove that 10 tracks on a CD can be played in 10 different musical styles. Is it self indulgence? Is it educational? It is certainly truly original and full of good humour and bright musical colours. El Dub and Wigga-G provide notes for each track to explain what style they are aiming at - in case we can't work it out for ourselves. We go from skiffle (not obvious without the note) to '90s disco style (much more obvious), via country, Gregorian, bossa nova, jig and doo-wop. The songs are all simple, accessible praise and devotion originals, written by Clive and Beverley Anderson. I think there is something of the spirit of Ishmael in this album - catchy songs, arrangements which go over the top just enough to make you smile without cringing, some funky guitar playing, and singing which is an encouragement to all who don't really have a voice to give it a go. I imagine that it would appeal to children of about key stage two age (eight - 11 years) and, who knows, they might want to ask their parents to tell them more about the instrumentation of "'80s rock style" or who sings "power ballads"!
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