Kevin Prosch - Come To The Light

Friday 1st October 1993
Kevin Prosch - Come To The Light
Kevin Prosch - Come To The Light

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD679
RELEASE DATE: 1993-08-06
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

If albums were like modes of transport 'Come To The Light' would be a first class train ride. It's hypnotic, it's repetitive, but at the end of the tracks you have arrived at your desired destination of peace and praise, well rested and raring to go. Some bands can't handle repetition, they happen upon a four-chord riff, strangle it, and when it's had all the life kicked out of it they pick it up again and throttle it some more. Prosch, however, knows the danger, he at no time loses the listener through boredom. Though each song has sections thoroughly repeated, the build up, the exquisitely placed black girl backing vocalists, the medium paced loose but tight band (a la Bob Dylan) and the words of wisdom and grace draw in the weary traveller from the outset. Elements of rock and funk and Kevin's husky, soulful vocal and Ron Wood-type guitar playing keep the passengers interested to the end. Explaining his own death to his daughter he sings, "Every mould one day has to break". With points of interest like that on the journey, how could the excursion be anything other than a pleasure. This man has found the art of the extended repeated musical phrase. CS Lewis was once asked if the life of an Oxford don was monotonous. He replied, "Yes! But I enjoy monotony." This album is thoroughly enjoyable.

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