Friday, November 26, 2010

The Lower Lights - A Hymn Revival | The Lower Lights

I don't often feature gospel but love their version of "For the Beauty of the Earth." My religious thoughts are more directly expressed on my poetry blog. (If you figure out what I mean in the poems, please let me know in the comments because I still wonder). I don't believe religious ideas are very amenable to human language though poetry is one way to try. Art in general -- music, painting, sculpture, literature -- may be God's greatest medium for revelation of the god within us. Witness John Coltrane's journey that gave us A Love Supreme.

LISTEN HERE, all of it beautiful:

Soon look out for a note on the Christian band Underoath's new album Disambiguation. It's about as far from The Lower Lights as you can imagine -- very heavy, very metal. But for now enjoy these sweet sounds.