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Skytone - Shining Over You

  by Jon Rogers

published: 12 / 11 / 2011

Skytone - Shining Over You
Label: The Beautiful Music
Format: CD


Pleasant, but unmemorable indie pop from Ottawa-based pair of brothers, Skytone

Skytone are a pair of brothers from Ottawa who are known simply as Sal and Darius and play bright and breezy, hummable, feel good pop with a slight indie bent. And with an Anglophile bent. All ten songs here are well constructed and executed - stand out tracks being 'One Fine Day' and 'Taking the Long Way Home' - but their is nothing really memorable or exceptional. They soundtrack summery, carefree days and are pleasant enough but lack some sort of individual identity. Oddly, the band site the likes of dub masters King Tubby, Augustus Pablo and Lee 'Scratch' Perry for their production, but unless I'm missing something these ears can't detect much of those dub production techniques at work here. It's all twangy, trebly guitars and strong vocal delivery rather than booming bass dominating the mix. 'Shining Over You' is pleasant enough but really nothing special and forgettable.

Track Listing:-
1 We Are One
2 One Fine Day
3 Peace
4 Rat Race
5 Working Class Lament
6 Never No Never
7 I Will Follow
8 Rolling Stone
9 Shadow Across My Door
10 Taking the Long Way Home

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