Thursday, March 6, 2008

Review -- NATHAN LAWR and the MINOTAURS -- A Sea Of Tiny Lights

A SEA OF TINY LIGHTS
Nathan Lawr and the Minotaurs
Independent
6.5-out-of-10
A Sea Of Tiny Lights is pop music, plain and simple. If it's your cup of tea you will be well-served here. If not you might well find this CD one to pass over.
Nathan Lawr does draw on various influences here. The Glass has a decidedly British-pop feel, while the next song Footsteps has a slightly Santana-ish tone to it.
The strength here is the lyrics, which are not as poppish in nature as the music ultimately makes things.
Lawr himself has a pedigree. His website states his “musical career has been all about movement: the fluid motions of drumming for Royal City, FemBots, and other musical colleagues; the cross-country touring with folks like Jim Guthrie, The Constantines, and the "Mid-winter/Mid-autumn Night's Dream" revues.”
Lawr is joined by The Minotaurs who are Paul Aucoin, Evan Clarke, Kristian Galberg, Shaw-Han Liem, Dave MacKinnon, Kate Maki, and Simon Osborne.
The best cuts here are Swimming Like A Needle, There's A Devil, a somewhat folk/bluesy effort, and the aforementioned The Glass.
You can check out Lawr and the Minotaurs at www.nathanlawr.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Mar. 5, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

1 comment:

Nathan said...

No offense but Santana? Holy shit, if that's the closest thing you can think of to compare that song to, you desperately need to listen to more fucking music.