Josh Garrels - Love & War & the Sea in Between
Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:39 AM
He's offering his newest for free, starting just a couple hours ago. I'm about halfway through my first listen and thoroughly enjoying it. "The Resistance" is the most hip-hop thing he's ever done, but it still hits so folky. I've seen the youtube video for his solo acoustic "Ulysses", but on the album that number just builds so surprisingly well. Definitely one of my favorite guys in music.
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I was waiting for that.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:49 AM
Those mysteries swirl around this record, informing it and enlivening it, and Garrels bears witness to them with authenticity. He is not shy about exalting the name of Christ the Savior, something that I suspect will be a turn-off to those with little patience for anything resembling religious faith in practice, but there is none of the sentimental spirituality of “Christian rock” here, nor indeed could I imagine many of these songs of struggle making it into any church’s rotation. They are powerful not as religious songs per se but as folk songs, as songs that speak to some austere truth in a way that longs to embrace some sense of the sublime, but remains, for now, wonderfully and pitiably human.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:26 PM
Technology has made it easier and more affordable for the average person to produce and distribute his or her own content, empowering artists and eliminating old gatekeepers. This in turn has created countless opportunities for success but left artists to their own devices in achieving it. To some, this new era means the death of the art of recording and filmmaking. We disagree. To us it means that the power structure has changed; the control is in the hands of content creators. Though sales are down, people are consuming more content than ever before. New mediums must be established to present and distribute art and to re-establish strong bonds between artist and audience. With “The Sea In Between”, the MJM team would like to offer our own vision for a possible future of distributed media: a full audio-visual album. In essence, an LP of sights and sounds.
Edited by Tyler, 14 June 2012 - 02:23 PM.