STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 103189-17469 LABEL: Integrity 98002 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-09-16 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Julian is a consummate woodwind player, up there with the David Fitzgeralds and Mike Haughtons, while his elegant piano work and unerringly effective use of synth pads mean that he can produce evocative soundscapes of peaceful tranquility seemingly at will. And, if that's not enough, Julian's wife Melissa has a haunting voice that adds another dimension to some of her husband's lovely compositions. I was particularly touched by "You Are" where Melissa beautifully reflects on God's holiness and faithfulness. But in truth, all the music here is of equal quality and whether you're looking for the perfect accompaniment to your soaking sessions or want something to play during your prayer time, this is delightfully executed music of no little spiritual depth.
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Time In His Presence
Julian & Melissa have been worshipping and enjoying the presence of God together for over 15 years. After their marriage in 1996 they pursued the call of God together to go to South Africa where they spent nearly a decade leading worship and training musicians. Now based back in the UK, God has led them into a season of increased intimacy with Him. These recordings capture those moments as they draw aside to spend ‘Time In His Presence’.
“Rarely in the course of everyday life do we experience the type of love or beauty that truly takes our breath away, yet in our times of intimacy with Father, it is becoming a more common occurrence."
"He seems to truly delight in a revival of our childlike wonder and a reawakening of our first love."
"As you set aside time to spend ‘Time in His Presence’, our prayer is that this CD will lead you through worship into an intimate encounter with the lover of your soul, and that He would leave you ‘Breathless’."