STYLE: Dance/Electronic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1605-3170 LABEL: ICC ICCD47230 FORMAT: CD Album 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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