Pretence - Everything Under The Sun

Friday 1st December 1995
Pretence - Everything Under The Sun

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Tim Cockram

This is a very credible collection of eight songs from a very young three-piece band. The whole album was completed in three days at a friends studio due to the inevitable constraints of a self-funded project. The songs are generally well constructed and the instrumentation is well played and arranged. There are the inevitable rough edges, a couple of 'cheesy' keyboard sounds and a slight uncertainty about the vocals, but nothing that a less frenetic recording schedule and a producer could not sort out. Stylistically, 'Everything Under The Sun' is at the rock end of the pop spectrum but still managing a good variation of material. This is the highest quality (in all senses) recording of the 'budget genre' that I have recently come across. In both content and production it makes some big budget CCM releases pale. Buy it, Pretence are GOOD.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.