Nathaniel Sutton - Starlite
Nathaniel Sutton has a diversity to him. A one man project that likes all different roads of musical instrumentation, but his voice is just not enough. Musically you can expect Neo facist decendency from The Cure. Lyrically, Sutton often sits in a rhythm like Bloodhound Gang and its boyish charm and melody, such as the title track "Starlite".
Beyond the intro track, and a fairly respectable mincing of genres, I'm left with little constructive to say about a voice that leads terrible lyricism. For example track four "Serious Crime", Sutton drags his vocals, 'I've got a headache too, so don't you feel like you're the only one'. Then again, Sutton finds a hallway just right for his voice on songs like track five 1933, where perhaps the blend of his voice fits the upbeat synth-pop. Just as I feel like Sutton is saving himself, "Blow My Mind" is just a mess. Stay away from this track completely, there is no entertainment value. Following it's lead the very next track "Killer in the house", has a similar beat method, and passion for passionate music, based on technotronic, but the vocals bring down any atmospheric sensibility.
While Sutton has some surprisingly outlandish taste, and a terrific ear for patterns of melody, I'm just a reviewer without a cause. His vocals and tone are more applicable to that of a back up vocalist setting a mood, then the lead singer. Again, his sense of rhythm is there, I'm just not ever sold on that wannabe Al Jourgensen. Head back to the studio with someone else to take the lead Sutton, you're a solid producer.
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