STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 149965-21839 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
An international band no less with three married couples - Nashville's Geoff and Breanna Butterworth and Dallas and Hannah McCain linking up, when they can, with London's Andy and Dana Baker to make music and worship together. There are lots of influences audible on this five-song EP, from the haunting "City" featuring Breanna's soaring vocal having a bit of Misty Edwards about it and the slow and worshipful - male voice and synth bed - "Make My Heart An Altar". Throughout Andy Baker adds some delightful guitar licks and each song carries a resonance and tender-hearted adoration missing from some more generic music. All in all, an impressive introduction to some gifted worshippers so it's a shame that the press kit accompanying the album should include a review attacking a lot of worship music the reviewer doesn't like. Such comments shouldn't have a place in a press kit promoting a worship band the reviewer does like, particularly as Paradigm Worship's musical approach isn't so very different from Hillsong United or Jesus Culture. Anyway, returning to the music itself, clearly Paradigm Worship have songs that COULD impact the international Church. Here's hoping they get noticed in the crowded modern worship arena.
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