Focus Band - Deep Peace

Published Thursday 11th September 2008
Focus Band - Deep Peace

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Deep Peace were basically a band built around the singing, songwriting and guitar playing of one Peter Mason. Unfortunately for them, this 1999 seven-track low budget CD sounds low budget. There are a few enlivening moments. The violin of Andy Edwards adds some nice vibes, especially on the title cut. However the overwhelming feel of the album is dictated by the fact that the singing is frequently flat, both from Mason and also the girl singers who work with him. On top of that, the arrangements are old fashioned and somehow even some of the instruments sound out of tune. Not sure what can be done to remedy all of this and I appreciate that it's hard to work with a limited budget but this is still pretty poor stuff.
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Mike Rimmer

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