Keith Sadler - Sketches

Published Sunday 28th July 2013
Keith Sadler - Sketches
Keith Sadler - Sketches

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 141960-20761
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Samuel Parker

'Sketches' is the first album released by the Ipswich-based worship leader. At first listen you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a country album due to Sadler's distinct vocal style, however this is somewhat a mix of worship music meets personal memoirs. Songs such as "I Dare To Say" appear to be sung from an onlookers perspective of another's life, whilst "Your Grace" and "Everything Amazing" are congregational songs which could easily fit into a church worship environment. For a debut self-funded album, the tracks manage to pack in creative glimpses seen in the wispy vocal acrobatics in the introduction to "With Integrity", whilst the inclusion of mandolin on "Better Is One Day" is a nice touch. Unfortunately, however, the pitching of Keith's vocals is sometimes uneasy, letting parts of the album down. Glimpses of promise, and certainly not lacking creativity, it is a shame that the production failings have not been addressed.

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