STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18209-11335 LABEL: Devotion Music ELE0014D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2006-04-10 RRP: £10.20
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
If you wanted a tip for the next big thing on the UK's CCM scene, Electralyte would be an obvious call. Despite being typically Brit-rock, the boys from Essex have their own distinct sound, one that will put a spring in your step. Unlike their bland counterparts, Blur and Oasis for example, the Electralyte sound is thoughtful and developed, with each instrument in their rich arrangements fully involved rather than just providing a rudimentary accompaniment. It's a breath of fresh air to see a band with accomplished musicians step onto the scene with such confidence. The album, which is the boys' first full length recording, is much more than a collection of songs. Like any truly remarkable recording, the project has been approached as a whole, with preludes and reprises tying songs together and creating a captivating flow throughout the album. That doesn't mean there aren't songs that stand out. There are a number of obvious anthems and intense ballads that would stick out on any album, among the latter being "Take Broken Me". My favourite track has to be the title track. It could have something to do with the bossa-nova section proving their confident originality! Electralyte look set to truly 'Breakout', and I look forward to much more from this exciting new band.
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