Tim Page: Already, Not Yet
By Peter Dent
Tim Page is an Auckland-based, Christian singer/songwriter who performs most instruments and vocals on the album himself. A small handful of guest musicians appear including drummer Bruce Edwards and backing vocalists David Squire, Laura Rutherford and Kent Langdon. The 13 tracks are generally acoustic folk-based pop, and uncluttered production gives each instrument clarity and its own voice in the mix. The album was mastered by Phil Yule at The Voice Box, and he's done a sterling job. The lyrics are poignant, thought-provoking, reflective and worldly - a true extension of the man and his philosophy of life. This is the sort of album you might play late at night, when you can enjoy the relaxed tranquillity of the listening experience, away from the noise and bustle of the day's activities.