STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 85873-15976 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Paul S Ganney
The first thing you notice about this CD is the vocal: it's unusual, but not unpleasantly so. Didi (the owner of said voice) has a decent range, even getting into some Elvis-isms in "God Saved Us". The music is mostly mid-tempo, with some decent arrangements (including recorder, violin and contra bass) and has a semi-hypnotic effect to it. The only time it doesn't really work is on "I Don't Smoke" which aims for a Billy Bragg-style electric guitar and vocal approach but doesn't really suit the song. Clear standouts are the opener, "This Life" which builds and twists and gets into your head while the backward guitar solo is a lot of fun, and "Artificial Stimulation" which rocks along very nicely. The lyrics are occasionally in straight praise and worship territory. Overall the CD gets better as it goes along and when you consider that the opener's one of the better tracks this says it's well worth checking out. I'd love to tell you more about the band, but their website is still only a shell. If you're ready for the birth of Mauritian rock gospel, this is one to search out.
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