Bifrost Arts - Salvation Is Created

Published Wednesday 27th January 2010
Bifrost Arts - Salvation Is Created
Bifrost Arts - Salvation Is Created

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 86798-16158
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having brought something new and fresh to worship music with the groundbreaking 'Come, O Spirit' album, this collective of musicians now turn their attention to Christmas music. On the whole there's much to be enjoyed and the singers and musicians here show a sensitivity and flair a million miles from the mawkish sentimentality which drags down so many Christmas projects. The standouts for me were "Let All Mortal Flesh" featuring Elin K Smith with a haunting vocal and an exquisite string quartet arrangement and the moving title track where piano and strings gracefully wrap around the vocal of Aimee Wilson. Not everything works, the version here of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" is dull, while the arrangement of "Messiah" featuring Robert Heiskel is too skeletal for my tastes. But on the whole, this is a creative shot-in-the-arm for Christmas CDs.

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