Friday, October 21, 2005

sound tracks

I'm captured by David Crowder*Band's new collection, A Collision. It is so not the same album over and over.

Which is why I've been listening over and over all week.

On Rolly Richert's advice, I turned off shuffle and listened straight through. Good advice. The song sequence is revealing.

That said, what's got me by the throat in this album is the now more-public airing of a conversation that's been going on in the background for a long time. The David Crowder*Band's God is very big.

You are My Joy killed me on the first hearing.

After that, i was undone by the subtlety of B Quiet, the simmering of O God Where Are You Now? (a Sufjan Stevens cover), the passion of Do Not Move, the anguish of Come Awake, the teary hope of Rescue is Coming, the sardonic, humble fierceness of The Lark Ascending....

This is a rugged, beautiful soundscape that welcomes all of us living in evangelical exile — You're not the only one who feels like the only one...

2 comments:

matthew plotkin said...

it is good, it's been the office soundtrack since sac-town. crowder has such talent for writing in such away that the words have life.

when you have time, check out mutemath, great sound, solid lyrics, and great charisma live.

bobbie said...

that last paragraph slayed me - living in evangelical exile - you're not the only one who feels like the only one...

praying for your cc and seminars in nashville!