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Return To Ritual by Synergy

Cross Rhythms Rating: 5/10
CD: Album
Tags: Dance/Electronic, CD, Album
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  1. 1. Return To Ritual
  2. 2. Retinal Vibration
  3. 3. Via Negativa
  4. 4. Carbon
  5. 5. Zoob
  6. 6. Doxa
  7. 7. One Dimensional Order
  8. 8. 55nm
  9. 9. You Are The Rhythm Of Life
  10. 10. Angel
  11. 11. Art And Ritual
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5/10

Reviewed by Karl Allison

This could be either brave or dangerous, depending on your particular preference in matters of theological conservatism. Let's find the positives first. It's a British stab at producing something that fits into the dance/ambient crossover trend and it achieves this with a sound that's not only broad but fresh and bright as well. There's everything from high bpm thrashes to the extraordinary, languid groove of "Zoob". There's Hebrew speech and ethereal vocals. And there's an attempt to embrace the huge theme of Christ's creation and redemption of the cosmos. Unfortunately, it's here that we fall into the negatives. However well intentioned, the team have chosen Matthew Fox as their chosen speaker-sample, and few orthodox believers would sit happily through an entire seminar by him. Parts of it sound perilously close to pantheism to me (basically, the idea that everything is God). At one point, Mr Fox tells us about the living cosmos and concludes, "Is Christ still dying?" Well actually, no. "We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE FOR ALL" (Hebrews 10:10). I'm aware that this review has said more about message than music, but I think the message is pretty important, don't you? Maybe a little more care for basic doctrinal orthodoxy would benefit us all. Be careful who you sample.

Style: Dance/Electronic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 4776
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Word WHAD1302
Items: 1
Release Date: 1995
Posted by Paul Cooper in Leeds, UK at 17:35 on Jul 13 2006

This is a classic christian dance album! Essential listening for those in the know.


Posted by Simon Robertson in Melbourne, Australia at 15:21 on Aug 23 2009

i agree with paul, this is a classic. i picked it up in 1996 i think, and it still holds up pretty well! it's just hard to get that's all.















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