Sacha Sacket â€“ Lovers and Leaders / 2007 Golden Sphinx / 11 Tracks / http://www.Sachasacket.com /
Sacha Sacket plays a brand of pop music that takes on the style of a Stephen Curtis Chapman or a Michael Smith. However, during tracks like â€œStayâ€, there seems to be much more of an electronic influence to the track than either of those two singer songwriters. It is almost as if Sacket has taken on a little bit of a Fischerspooner to the overall emotional brand of pop music that is presented during â€œLovers and Leadersâ€. â€œHaloâ€ is the first track that shows a little bit of a crack in Sacketâ€™s foundation. While the song still has the honesty and eager sound present in Sacketâ€™s vocals, it just feels as if there could be a little bit more in the way of variation in the instrumentation here.
The first few tracks on â€œLovers and Leadersâ€ seem to just use guitar, a little bit of light percussion, and a piano to fuel these tracks. If Sacket could vary this up a little bit more, the momentum that ey has when going into â€œBrandon Boydâ€™ would be much higher. There seems to be an inversion of the style of a Nine Inch Nails during â€œBrandon Boydâ€. The same sort of industrial / grinding gears sound of â€œCloserâ€ is present, but instead of the industrial heaviness present in that track, there seems to be a disaffected, somewhat echoing set of instrumentation.â€Lovers and Leadersâ€ is a disc that does not have that much in the way of radio-worthy tracks but is still very solid when taken as a whole.
There is nothing fundamentally or structurally wrong with tracks like â€œMaybe You Can Save Meâ€, but Sacketâ€™s work during the track just does not have the style of hook needed to have the track rocket up the charts. I could conceivably see Sacket getting some serious airplay in the United Kingdom with a track like the aforementioned â€œMaybe You Can Save Meâ€. This is due to the fact that eir vocals during that track have a Pet Shop Boys meets Keane feel to them, and while they might not conform to what is immediately popular in the United State,l, I think Sacket could chart in some foreign nations. Overall, this is a solid disc but there is not the one track that Sacket needs to completely distinguish eirself from the rest of the individuals doing a comparable style of music. Check Sacket in a few years.
Top Tracks: Halo, Jove