Grace Notes: Gavin Bryars, A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Gavin BryarsBack in the early '70s, Gavin Bryars was working on a documentary about the London homeless. The film crew had made a number of recordings of v … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Kate Bush's "50 Words For Snow"

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.On 50 Words For Snow, Kate Bush sings from the perspective of a snowflake as it drifts down from its cloudy birthplace to the ground, tells the story of a wo … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: The Cocteau Twins, Hood, Thomas Köner

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Lincoln had its first snowfall of the year this week. The snow didn't stick around long, and given Nebraska's mercurial weather, we may not see any more u … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: M83, Sam Billen

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.M83There's nothing subtle or understated whatsoever about M83's music. One gets the sense that Anthony Gonzalez has no sense of self-restraint: he can't he … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Emil Klotzsch, Youth Lagoon

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Emil KlotzschSeveral years ago, Emil Klotzsch — a movie sound designer from Germany — took a trip through the Scottish highlands. While he was there, he ma … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: The Prayer Chain, Teen Daze

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.The Prayer ChainIt could be argued that during the early 1990s, The Prayer Chain was the Christian alternative band. I know that for me personally, they — … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Jay Tholen, Mount Eerie

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Jay TholenI reviewed Jay Tholen's Mud Pies or Bread and Wine? several weeks ago, but Tholen's been a busy little bee in 2011. He's already released a new E … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Wild Beasts, Balam Acab

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Wild BeastsBased on song titles like "Deeper" and "Plaything", as well as lyrics such as "I wait until you're woozy/I won't know until you’re limp/I take y … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Jay Tholen, Either/Orwell

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Jay TholenJay Tholen, whose "chiptune gospel" album Control Me left me floored earlier this year, is back with a new full-length titled Mud Pies or Bread a … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Sam Billen, Talik

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Sam BillenSam Billen's Headphones & Cellphones came out in 2009, but I only discovered it recently thanks to the kind folks at The Record Machine. I h … [Read more...]


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