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CD REVIEW: Sittser – “road to anywhere”
By Stacey Board - 06/15/2003 - 04:42 PM EDT

Artist: Sittser
Album: “road to anywhere”
CD Review: “road to anywhere” is a collection of spiritual message driven power pop right along the lines of Creed. You’ll find funky little grooves alongside ballads and pop but all the songs are heartfelt and skillfully played. “You Wreck Me” is one of the strongest in my opinion, and something I could conceive of hearing on any current Christian Rock station. It’s a nice driving rhythm with soaring vocals and an earcatching wrap-around melody.

Tyler Kumakura is somewhat the centerpiece of Sittser. He is singing lead, playing acoustic guitar, writing all lyrics and cowriting music with Travis Stolcis. Arrangement credits are given equally to all band members, the aforementioned along with additional band members Kyle Gilliam, Joel Werdell, Ben Bunfill and Paul Ranheim. They all have strong chops and all performances are solid.

Their instrumentation is interesting, adding keyboards and violin to the usual guitars/bass/drums lineup. The recording quality is also very professional. They achieved a full production sound that still keeps it sounding real and not overproduced. “road to anywhere” is a strong collection of well played thoughtful melodic power pop.

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