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Church Music
     

Church Music

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by David Crowder Band
 
The release of every new David Crowder record inevitably begs the question, "What can these guys possibly have up their sleeves this time?" After all, this is the band which, time and time again, has worn its innovation on its sleeve, from wowing critics and fans with their "collision" of bluegrass and modern rock to making their legendary stage show even more

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The release of every new David Crowder record inevitably begs the question, "What can these guys possibly have up their sleeves this time?" After all, this is the band which, time and time again, has worn its innovation on its sleeve, from wowing critics and fans with their "collision" of bluegrass and modern rock to making their legendary stage show even more memorable by adding an amplified Guitar Hero controller and keytar. At first glance, therefore, the subtly titled Church Music may not seem to make much of a statement. But therein lies the band's genius yet again, because their fifth studio release is their largest departure to date, attempting to transform an entire genre with sequencers and club beats in tow. Not to be overlooked is the fact that each song weaves together seamlessly without any breaks. This was done by tediously sequencing the entire album note by note before recording a single track, making sure that tempos and dynamics matched. This blueprint gives the album shape to rise and fall with experimental sounds that place them somewhere between the urgent rock of the Killers and the ambient synth-emo flare of Owl City and the Rocket Summer -- a wide expanse, indeed. First single "Shadows" is one of the few acknowledgments of where the band has come from, for they almost immediately turn it over to infectious new sounds, like the crossover-worthy disco rock of "Church Music -- Dance (!)" and the punctuating prog rock of "What a Miracle" and "We Are Loved." The album is carefully balanced with their covers of Flyleaf's hauntingly beautiful "All Around Me" and John Mark McMillan's "How He Loves." One way or another, little on this album could have been predicted, let alone fully grasped. And as visionary as he is, Crowder still may not have fully understood the impact this album was destined to have on contemporary Christian music for years to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
Label:
Six Step Records
UPC:
5099922651525
catalogNumber:
26515
Rank:
71852

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Crowder Band   Primary Artist
William Christie   Background Vocals
Matt O'Brien   Background Vocals
Jack Parker   Piano,Electric Guitar,fender rhodes,Group Member
Mike Hogan   Violin,Group Member
Scott Hollingsworth   Background Vocals
Andrew Hanning   Background Vocals
David Crowder   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Eisley   Background Vocals
Lacey Mosley   Background Vocals
Ryan Weaver   Background Vocals
Mike D   Clarinet,Piano,Cello,Bass Guitar,Horn
B-Wack   Percussion,Drums
Andrew May   Background Vocals
Sherri   Background Vocals
Mark Waldrop   Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Robert Albert   Road Manager
Jack Parker   Composer,Programming
Mike Hogan   Composer,Programming
Michael Dodson   Composer
Pete Kipley   Programming
Louie Giglio   Executive Producer
David Crowder   Composer,Programming
David Crowder Band   Producer,Engineer
Brad O'Donnell   Executive Producer
Jeremy Bush   Composer
Lacey Mosley   Composer
James Culpepper   Composer
Sameer Bhattacharya   Composer
Jared Hartmann   Composer
John Mark McMillan   Composer
William the Foe   Programming
Mike Dodson   Composer
Mike D   Programming
Mark Waldrop   Composer,Programming

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Church Music 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Tiffin More than 1 year ago
Amazing song, How He Loves
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MrsJones23 More than 1 year ago
This cd really surprised me. I think the songs on here could go on mainstream radio and produce hits. This album was like an electronic dance track also with some slow ballads mixed in. Great orchestration; DCB really knows how to tell a story with music. Very inspirational stuff =)
winniegirls More than 1 year ago
Crowder fans won't be disappointed in the latest! Another one to listen to over and over again...this is one of those Timeless Bands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago