STYLE: Dance/Electronic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22300-12735 LABEL: Sparrow SPD73872 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-04 RRP: £1.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
On paper, this looks like it could be a fabulous album. Producer/musician Chad Howat takes a pile of this year's most popular worship songs and re-creates them with pop/dance grooves and ethereal instrumentation. In his head I am sure that Mr Howat sees this as being a cutting edge recording, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. However, in the cold light of reality, the truth is that is a collection of worship songs that you've heard a million times before given an ephemeral makeover that simply fails to hold the interest of the listener let alone club culture connoisseurs. With weak, insipid, forgettable vocals from one Steve Sudduth and the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Katie Herzig and twee arrangements that collapse in a welter of tired ideas, this is a strange release. No matter how many bleeps and wooshes, tricky drum loops and cello you add to these songs, the album simply does not cut it. Where David Crowder's 'Sunsets And Sushi' was filled with imagination, this is a wimp out of an album and best avoided.
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