Over the past six or so months, I have raved on about certain Jesus music albums: Jimmy Hotz, Concrete Rubber Band etc. The one album that has really blown me away is "Exit" by Glory Road.
A wonderful mix of progressive rock and acoustic country folk, with vocal harmonies that CSN would be proud of. It also has some nice touches, like backwards guitars, atmospheric synths, and to top it all off, the lead singer, Greg Williams has a fantastic voice.
The lyrics are very Christian, but not in an evangelical, "come and be a Christian" kind of way. They speak of the Christian experience with a sense of beauty and mystery. Conversion is sung of in terms that are dreamlike and warm. It is really a beautiful album. It is however, a bit patchy. Five of the eight songs are complete stunners however.
I love this album, and would love for it to reach as many people as possible.
Here is a link to download the whole thing: Exit- Glory Road
But before you go ahead and download that, bear in mind:
The sound quality of this transfer is very poor. It might as well be single channel. It is boomy and very unclear.All that being said, it is still manages to get through.
However, joy of joys, yesterday I found another source of mp3's. These are quality, taken from clean vinyl, and the difference is huge. The guitars chime and glisten, the harmonies shimmer, the keyboards create an atmosphere that is mysterious and wondrous. Four of the five aforementioned stunners can be downloaded here from Bernie Rolfe's site:
Please give these songs a listen. This is easily one of my favourite albums, and easily my favourite Jesus Music album.
If you know anything about this band, album, or know what any of the guys are up to, please leave a comment.