Monday, July 27, 2009

Review -- TYLER KYTE -- Taking Pictures

TAKING PICTURES
Tyler Kyte
Orange Records
6.5-out-of-10
Tyler Kyte is a pop/rocker out of Toronto Canada. He offers up music that sort of has to grow on the listener a bit.
I can't say the music initially blew me away. It is that softer edged rock that sort of needs some time to percolate through the system before you go 'hey this is OK'
Of course Kyte's voice has that sort of softer, under-stated quality to it. Comfortable, but not exactly demanding of attention.
So when he starts off with What You Need, it's sort of ho-hum. By the second song though, you start to get into Kyte's groove as he offers up Some Things Are Better Left Alone.
Now the third song doesn't quite sell me on Kyte. Talking Pictures just isn't a song that catches me. Still it fits with the overall approach of the CD.
In total Kyte offers up 10 songs here, and overall it's a nice little album. I wouldn't suggest the material here is going to take Kyte to the point of being a household name in Canadian music, at least to my ear, but it should be one he can build from.
There is enough here to suggest Kyte has better things ahead of him.
In the meantime, give this disk a listen. If you like soft rock that is gentle in its approach, this could be just the ticket.
You can check it out at www.tyler-kyte.net/

-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper July 15, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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