STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13110-CAS224 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Cassette Mini-album
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
First Contact are seven guys and gals whose ministry is via a crisis centre heart of the City of Bristol, and this seven song tape is typical of music they use in their outreach work. Recorded al Bristol's Redland Studios (home of many class acts including Psalmistry), production quality is good, but the tape as a whole has a rather dated feel to it. The songs are the sort of stuff that was being written in the late '60s/early '70s and whilst I'm not condemning a style of music that obviously works for them in their situation ("If it ain't broke, don't fix it" may be a cliché, but it's nevertheless true), some stronger material in a more comtemporary vein might prove useful. They might also like to consider pepping up the arrangments, as too many mid tempo songs sung in unison can make for a dull listen.
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