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Genre: Worship, Rock, Atmospheric, Experimental

Seeking to create mellow, peaceful worship/meditative music, Loud Harp formed in 2011, and later released their debut self titled album mid 2012. With a deep, rich sound, it’s surprising to know that Loud Harp consists of just two individuals – Asher Seevinck and Dave Wilton. Written during a season of doubt, this track focuses on the nearness and presence of Christ amidst the various struggles we face.

Loud Harp are currently raising funds to make their second record which you can support here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/732848104/loud-harp-new-record-2013

Lyrics:
Son of man reach out your hand & touch my weary heart
Son of man reach out your hand & heal my failing heart

It’s you that I need
It’s you that I need

Son of man reach out your hand & touch my weary mind
Son of man reach out your hand & heal my tired soul

It’s you that I need
It’s you that I need

Son of man reach out your hand & fill my heart with faith
Son of man reach out your hand & fill my heart with hope & joy

You set me free

Purchase Loud Harp from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/loud-harp/id535498742
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/loud-harp/id535498742

For more info on Loud Harp visit:
http://loudharp.com/
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Genre: Instrumental, Experimental, Classical

Coming from Sweden, Ecovillage is a two man band who create experimental/electronica/psychadelic music. After forming in 2006 the band has now released two albums, the latest of which is named ‘With Fragile Wings We Reach The Sun’. It’s on that album that you will find this truly pleasant strings interlude that will calm any busy soul.

Purchase With Fragile Wings We Reach The Sun from iTunes:
United Kingdom:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fragile-wings-we-reach-sun/id620610923
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fragile-wings-we-reach-sun/id620610923

For more info on Ecovillage visit:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ecovillage/93017054569

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Genre: Indie, Electronica, Experimental

Canopy Climbers are a three piece band, who interestingly live in three different cities. Recording and sharing their music over the internet, they comprise their music in a real experimental way. This song – Lazarus (found on the album Distances)- is a brilliant musical portrayal of Jesus bringing his friend Lazarus back to life, told through Jesus’ words from the gospel, plus the artistic additions from the band. Despite the added lyricism, the song remains true to the account found in the Gospel of John and with the peaceful, divine synths produced on this track, it really captures the essence of the miraculous sign performed by Christ. Brilliantly thought provoking. Also they have a new album just around the corner!

Purchase Distances from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/distances/id620663280
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/distances/id620663280

For more info on Canopy Climbers visit:
http://canopyclimbersmusic.com/
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Genre: Electronica, Indie, Experimental, Christmas, Carol,

This song is taken from Future of Forestry’s second Christmas album, Advent Christmas EP, Vol 2. Eric Owyoung, the man behind FoF enjoys his Christmas songs and most years does a special Advent tour. This is his slightly less traditional cover of Joy To The World, starting in an experimental, electronica style and progressively becoming more traditional building up to the climax, where the song transitions into the hymn All Creatures Of Our God And King. Owyoung then wonderfully merges the hymns a second time and finishes this wonderful cover by reprising the original carol, what a musical journey!

Buy Advent Christmas EP, Vol 2 from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/advent-christmas-ep-vol.-2/id401452190
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/advent-christmas-ep-vol.-2/id401452190

For more information about Future of Forestry visit:
http://www.futureofforestry.com/

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Genre: Indie, Worship, Experimental, Christmas

This song is taken from the album Advent.

Young Oceans are a band from Trinity Church, New York City, and this album, Advent, is their second release so far. Advent, is a Christmas album but rather than focusing on the birth of Jesus and the celebrations of our Saviour’s arrival, this album looks more towards the build up of excitement prior to the events in the New Testament. This song is a beautiful atmospherical soundscape with lyrics inspired and adapted from Isaiah 40:3-4:

“Let all who hear make way
And may these hearts prepare a place
For ‘God with Us’
Will come to save
And surely He shall comfort those he loves
And so we wait.”

As a truly inspiring, reflective and alternative soundtrack for the lead up to Christmas, I highly recommend getting your mittens on this EP.

Purchase Advent from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/advent/id584484597
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/advent/id584484597

For more information about Young Oceans visit:
http://www.youngoceans.com/
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Genre: Electronica, Experimental, Indie

Paper Route are an indie rock band from Tennessee, USA. The band is comprised of J.T. Daly, Chad Howat, and Gavin McDonald. Paper Route doesn’t claim to be a Christian band but all the members are Christian. This song is taken from their 2012 album The Peace Of Wild Things, this album sees the band again experimenting with different sounds, which is especially heard on this song, Born In Love. The lyrics are short and effective but it’s the bass that carries this song for me, creating a brilliant experimental electronica song with elements of deep house/chillstep.

“I’ve seen love
Move like a river
It’s taking me away”

All rights belong to Paper Route.

Buy The Peace Of Wild Things from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id557626496?i=557626891
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id557626496?i=557626891

For more information on Paper Route visit:
http://paperrouteonline.com/
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Genre: Hip-Hop, Experimental

This song is taken from Beautiful Eulogy’s debut album Satellite Kites, and features additional vocals by Josh Garrels. On this track Braille and Odd Thomas speak of how God sustains us through uncertain times and always remains our anchor.
All rights belong to Beautiful Eulogy.

Beautiful Eulogy are a Hip-Hop trio signed to the Christian Hip-Hop record label Humble Beast made up of Courtland Urbano, Odd Thomas and Braille. This is their first album together but each have done work separately prior to this release. The group have since produced the new Humble Beast release, Excellent by Propaganda.

Lyrics:
(Chorus: Josh Garrels)
Anchor of my soul, You sustain
When I’m in the storm, You remain
Good to me
Good to me

(Verse 1: Braille)
When it’s a quarter past midnight
And the grey skies fade to black
The waves splash and set me off track
So my vessel might crash or collapse
When I’m attacked
And start wrestling with these bad
Memories from my past
I’m aware of my guilt, overwhelmed
And the smell of my blood has the sharks
That surround me cast under a spell
They waited for me to fall but when I fell the water got
Still
And the blood that was spilled protects me
It’s the same blood that cleansed me
My only defense against my nemesis
Now I can rest knowing that nothing can come against
Me unless the Father gives consent
Evil intentions will not disturb God’s purposes or interfere so
Who shall I fear if my Anchor is secure?
Learning to consider it pure joy when I’m facing tribulations
Praising God instead of complaining or getting overtaken with bitterness
Looking at the pages of the book of James and seeing
The ways that God works through the trials to make us more
Mature in our faith. It reminds me how desperate I am in
This desert land, thirsty for your mercy and plan while you
Give me the strength to stand. You’re my greatest pleasure,
Yeah, no matter the weather I face, Lord you never forsake,
My fragile life is safe under your sovereign grace.

(Chorus)

(Verse 2: Odd Thomas)
At some point every human looks right in the eyes of agony
And through the tragedy asks himself how can this happen to me?
You might be the type with enough insight to hold
On for your dear life but slip because your grip is not as
Tight as I might like.
You ain’t immune to it, naw, and if
You true to yourself then you ain’t new to it
Trusted in self, lusted and lured to it
So when the darkness overwhelms me
And the tide of life rises and swells “It is Well” is what compels me.
When faced with adversity your truth
Constantly reminds me that you command the seas with ease
And with words you’re turning wind to breeze. It helps me
To understand that we stand on solid rock not on sinking
Sand. Through the providence of pain you perfect your plan.
Predestined to be tested when the works and the Words of
God cooperate and educate men in the great gift of Grace
And Faith. And even though its obvious when my outlooks
Ominous you’ve bound my heart and my conscience and gave me
A constant calmness. So when the pain comes like rain from
The parts of life that maintains its strain I can put my
Trust in the hands that sustain. It’s profound that with
All these sinking ships around me, He surrounds me and he
Anchors me with his grace abounding.

(Chorus)

Anchor yourself with some good Christian Hip-Hop and buy this album off iTunes:
United Kingdom:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/satellite-kite/id530749963
United States of America:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satellite-kite/id530749963

For more information about Beautiful Eulogy visit:
www.humblebeast.com/artists/beautiful-eulogy/

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