Artist Of The Week - Anchor & Braille

It's been about three years since we've gotten an album from Anchor & Braille, the indie side project of Anberlin's Stephen Christian, but this week, on July 31st, the band's sophomore album will be released. The Quiet Life is a collection of haunting melodies and catchy percussion, certainly a maturation of sound since 2009's Felt. The Quiet Life is available now in stores and online through Tooth & Nail Records.


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Artist: Josh White
Album: Achor
Release Date: 11/9/10
Label: BEC Recordings

For those of you not familiar with Josh White, he was the vocalist of worship band Telecast, and is now a pastor and worship leader. I enjoyed his work with Telecast, but even more so as a solo worship artist, showing on his debut album Achor. Achor is one of the most organic worship albums I have heard to date, and is rather folk-driven, filled with a diverse selection of instrumentation, ranging from piano to banjo, that accompany Josh's voice rather well. The album is not like Telecast at all, but that is not to say that it is not a good album, which is indeed is.

The opener comes with the acoustic-driven "He Who Feeds The Ravens," a slower song that is succeeded by  the country/bluegrass heavy "Holy Ghost Revival." The simplistic "I Love My God" takes on a slower pace, and its title represents the song lyrically, a love song for God. "You Amaze Me" is one Achor's highlights, filled with captivating strings mixed with an acoustic guitar, bringing to mind the likes of John Mark McMillan.

"To Burn In You" actually does sound a bit reminiscent of Telecast, and all in all is a beautiful song. Full of banjo, harmonica and keys is "Let Me See Your Hands." Towards the end of the album comes "Awake," which is filled with mainly a choir singing the whole song, a unique track to include. The closer is the moving "Be Still," that fittingly concludes Achor.

Rating: 8/10 Although you may not hear songs from Achor in your typical Sunday morning worship, Josh White has crafted a beautiful worship album that is full of intimate and personal songs that are full of devotion and love for our Lord and Savior. This is certainly one of the best worship albums put out this year, full of soft, acoustic tones to more upbeat, folksy songs that speak of a desire for Him. If you are searching for a captivating worship album, Achor is your answer.

  1. He Who Feeds The Ravens
  2. Holy Ghost Revival
  3. I Love My God
  4. You Amaze Me
  5. To Burn In You
  6. Our God Is Present
  7. Let Me See Your Hands
  8. This Better Part
  9. He Is Able
  10. The Well
  11. Awake
  12. Be Still
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