Psalmistry - All This Noise

Sunday 1st October 2000
Psalmistry - All This Noise
Psalmistry - All This Noise

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Anyone who caught the breathtaking "Take My Hand" on last issue's The Experience sampler will know that the band have moved into a more guitar-orientated approach on many of the cuts here with a sound which is a bit like Moby in his punk rock mode. "Take My Hand" improves with every play and I can't wait to see the MTV video! Elsewhere, I can detect influences as diverse as Basement Jaxx and Asian Dub Foundation with the band's eclectic marriage of breakbeat, drum'n'bass, punk, techno, grunge and hip hop exploding in a variety of dazzling rhythms courtesy of the band's resident mixmaster Tony 'The Psalmist' Silcock. The departure of Lucy Britten to V*enna is obviously a loss but Helen and newcomer Debbie are no slouches and the ranting of Edi have never sounded more electrifying. With more song hooks than the band's last set on Word, the group have clearly stepped up a gear and with "Knucklehead" and "Crunchtime" sure to follow "Take My Hand" onto the Cross Rhythms playlist, and a bargain price (£9.99) for the launch of this album, this has all the potential of being a big Christian music hit.

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Sample Track Listing:
2. Come Take My Hand [Listen]
4. Here We Go [Listen]
5. Fistful Of Truth [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jordan in United States @ 14:24 on Jul 21 2006

This album is so excellent, and I don't understand why it's so much harder to find than Armchair Rebellion. It's too bad Psalmistry had to quit...they must have been the last "real" dance group in Christian music.

Reply by Matt in UK @ 18:03 on Oct 8 2007

Thanks for your comment Jordan, nice to know someone listened to our music! It was a shame we had to finish I agree, but you're right.. I think we WERE the only Christian dance band in the Christian world! Glad I was part of it when it was happening though. God bless. Matt

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