Guest / Limited Access /
Ghosts Upon the Earth
Our Rating
4 Stars - Excellent
Average Rating
(14 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Artist
Release Date
September 20, 2011
Label
Brash Music

Style: Genre-blending worship, both meditative and epic; compare to David Crowder, mae, Nickel Creek

Top tracks: "This Is Not the End," "Crags and Clay," "Ezekiel"

Gungor's follow-up to last year's Beautiful Things finds the band pushing the boundaries of modern worship music in all the right ways. While loosely telling a creation/fall/redemption story with shifting metaphors and time signatures, Michael and Lisa Gungor flesh out these alternately joyful and solemn songs with fluttering woodwinds, mandolin and banjo freakouts, jazzy instrumental codas, rich orchestral arrangements, and heavy electro-synth that wouldn't sound out of place on a Muse album. It's diverse yet cohesive, the couple's sincere, complementary voices acting as the album's bonding agents. Ghosts Upon the Earth proves worship music can be experimental and still accessible.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
TrendingMark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill
Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill
"I do not want to be the source of anything that might detract from our church’s mission."
Editor's PickMy Immigration Status: Beloved
My Immigration Status: Beloved
In Christ I am more than the ‘crime’ I committed at age 5.
Comments
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
Ghosts Upon the Earth