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All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2009
  • Label: Six Step Records
  • EAN: 5099922651525
  • Catalog Number: 26515
  • Sales rank: 63,213

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Crowder Band Primary Artist
David Crowder Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
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
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
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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  • Posted February 5, 2013

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    Amazing song, How He Loves

    Amazing song, How He Loves

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD like a Christian dance album!

    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 =)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    consistently Crowder

    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.

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