Listen to the new album from ‎Jekalyn Carr!
Listen to the new album from ‎Jekalyn Carr!

  Jesusfreakhideout.com 5-Star Review

  JFH 5-Star Review




Starflyer 59
Talking Voice Vs. Singing Voice



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 9 tracks: 32 minutes, 8 seconds
Street Date: April 12, 2005


Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice is the newest addition to the Starflyer 59 catalog. While this album contains mostly new material, some fans may be familiar with "Softness, Goodness," which appeared on the band's limited edition The Last Laurel EP.

The album opens with "The Contest Completed," which sets the tone for the album. From the first listen, it's obvious that the lyrics are a bit more thought out than on previous albums. The song that follows is "Easy Street," featuring the band's first use of the trumpet in any of their songs (not counting the instrumental hidden track on Everybody Makes Mistakes. The use of extra instruments helps make the song stand out from traditional Starflyer songs.

Drummer, Frank Lenz created a wonderful string arrangement for "Night Life," which once again shows great instrumentation. Without the use of strings, the song would be missing some great dynamics. Following "Night Life" is "A Good Living," in which vocalist Jason Martin cries out to Jesus to help him to live out a good life. "Softness, Goodness" then makes a smooth transition from the previous song.

Once the final note of "Softness, Goodness" plays out, drums and guitar help pick up the pace for "Something Evil" (which was first released as an MP3 at www.sf59.com), while the closing song, "The Longest Line," features an 80's style drumbeat. In what is probably the most spiritual song the band has ever written, Martin makes reference to Jesus once again, as he sings about being called into heaven.

Overall, Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice is very catchy, and may be the album to interest people who never heard Starflyer 59. For current fans, it's an improvement. This should say a lot for a band that continues to strive for artistic integrity. Although the album winds up short, it is 32 minutes well spent, and is much more valuable than an hour of re-hashed pop music.

- Review date: 4/12/05, written by Brett Wier


Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

 


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Tooth & Nail Records
. Album length: 9 tracks, 32 minutes and 8 seconds
. Street Date: April 12, 2005
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. The Contest Completed
  2. Easy Street
  3. Good Sons
  4. A Lists Go On
  5. Night Life
  6. A Good Living
  7. Softness, Goodness
  8. Something Evil
  9. The Longest Line

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

Search JFH



This Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Heath McNease Notes, Volume 1 - EP (independent)


This Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Andy Mineo Always in a Rush (ft. Mez) - Single [Reach]
Anthony Sallee and Phil Keaggy Blackbird - Single (independent)


This Friday, October 30, 2020
for KING & COUNTRY A Drummer Boy Christmas [Curb/Word]
Caitie Hurst At All Times - EP [Centricity]
JAG The Longest Road (Remastered) [Girder]
JAG The Only World In Town (Remastered) [Girder]
JAG Fire In the Temple (Remastered) [Girder]
Kings Kaleidoscope Power Perfect EP [Rainbow Records]
Resistance Resistance EP [Integrity]
Social Club Misfits Feared By Hell [Capitol]
True Strength The Mighty Hand of Yahweh [Roxx]
Matthew West Live Before the World Shut Down - EP [Story House]


Next Monday, November 2, 2020
Manic Drive (Vol.1) EP (independent)


Next Friday, November 6, 2020
Cross Point Music Jesus Is King - Single [Centricity]
Open Heaven Triumph [DREAM]
Selah Step Into My Story [3Cre8tive]
Joel Vaughn Louder Than The Lies [DREAM]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new single from Anthony Sallee!


  • Image Mulan
    PG-13 (Digital HD)


Enter to win the Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4K SteelBook!