Isaac Everett - Transmission

Published Tuesday 6th November 2007
Isaac Everett - Transmission
Isaac Everett - Transmission

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 31338-13089
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Andrew Lamb

The New York-based musician boasts a wealth of classical piano experience with talents on the didgeridoo and keyboard all playing a part in this eclectic album. The first track, "In", starts with a burst of Celtic feel to it and the strong instrumental presence is matched with harmonious female vocals. There are several tracks on the album that are similar in style to the opener such as the soulful "Canticle Of The Sun" and "Out". The truth however is that the album lacks structure. Whilst one appreciates that this style of music is not dissimilar to prophetic music where a pre-planned instrumental is played whilst a singer sings impromptu over the top of it, it lacks focus ensuring the songs on the album meander rather drearily. "Confession" and "Sermon" exhibit Isaac's piano skills and simple female vocals featured over the top. One wishes that the album had been more heavily influenced with piano backing as the mainstay and less of the jumpy rhythm and blues influences that fail to capture the imagination.

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