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Ancient Skies by Michael Gungor Band

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Worship, Airplay, Top Rated
Eclectic, progressive worship from a Denver-based band.

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  1. 1. Say So
  2. 2. Be Praised
  3. 3. Giving It All
  4. 4. Never Stop
  5. 5. Ancient Skies
  6. 6. Prodigal
  7. 7. You Are The Light
  8. 8. Grace For Me
  9. 9. Fly
  10. 10. You Alone
  11. 11. White Man
  12. 12. Glory Is Here
  13. 13. Song For My Family
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9/10

Reviewed by Jonathan Cairns

Michael Gungor, perhaps best known for the song "Friend Of God" which he co-wrote with Israel Houghton, is a worship leader, singer and songwriter based in Denver. His band is comprised of not only friends, but also family, featuring his wife and brother. They refer to Sigur Ros, Chris Tile and Pete Yorn as being musical inspirations, and these inspirations are then uniquely used to worship God. The musical style effortlessly twists from song to song in a way that's endearing rather than awkward, showing the band to be exceptionally gifted. However, I've come to see this as an album of two halves. The songs in the first half are good, but just good: there's not a great deal that hasn't been done before. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but when "You Are The Light" kicks off the second half, it feels somewhat like an injection. The songs become quirky, unapologetic and, quite simply, brilliant. Apart from the excellent title track and "Prodigal", it's the second half which really stands out. Songs like "Glory Is Here" really are inspired music.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 49634
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Brash Music 1000452
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 Dec 2008

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