STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18350-CAS2603 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.
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