“It’s like being at base camp and looking up at an unconquerable mountain; can’t dwell on the difficulty, you have to just start the journey, One step follows the next which leads the way to the next. There will be missteps but as long as the vision is whole, the mountain will fall.”
Like what I’ve been hearing from the new DJ Shadow album, love this quote from him on the creative process.
I found the quote on Pitchfork.
Rivers and Robots are one of my favourite discoveries from last year. I love their creative, indie-inspired approach to worship music. Their new video is a brilliant take on the “lyric video” idea.
If you like this then you’ll be glad to know they are giving their newest album away on Come & Live!
One of the band, Jonathan, wrote a great post on creativity recently. It’s well worth a read.
I personally think this has everything you could want in a music video: space, samples, stock footage and some pretty awesome moves. Love it!
Noise Trade (I think I’ve said this before) is one of my favourite sites ever.
Enjoying these free downloads today.
Loud Harp: big, spacy, worship music (via Tom)
The Weight of Glory 2nd Edition and Thrift Store Jesus by Heath McNease: Folky, playful hip-hop.
Both artists deserve your ears.
Love the images of contemplation and prayer in this new video by Sigur Ros. Via 24-7.
I Love, love love this album. Its got a underground hip-hop feel with laid back beats, at times folksy elements and super-fast rhymes that are very unashamedly Jesus-centric. If you are into God-music, or even just into underground hip-hop you really really should have a listen. You can get it free too from the brilliant Humble Beast.
It’s easy to be a bit cynical about Christian worship music at times, but over the last couple of years there have been one or two albums by fairly mainstream Christian artists that have really tried to push things forward in terms of songwriting and musicianship, I’m thinking of Josh Garrels (who features on one of the songs on Satellite Kite), Gungor, Rend Collective… they’re albums I don’t just listen too because they have worship focussed lyrics, but where the music is actually quality and creative too. This is definitely another of those albums!