Split Level - glo.bal

Tuesday 1st April 1997
Split Level - glo.bal
Split Level - glo.bal

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Organic CD272952

Reviewed by Steve Cox

There are moments when Godly inspiration, human perspiration and genuine skill collide in a fusion of musical excellence and satisfaction, 'glo.bal' is one of these moments. Adjust your mindset, remove your preconceptions, this is Split Level at their brand new, excellent best. Tight, raw, yet commercial, this album is set to rocket the band in CCM bigtime and beyond. Already, the Nashville musical cognoscenti are twitching with excitement. Not surprising when you hear 11 tracks of profound and passionate quality. Take it from me, the band have grown up both musically and spiritually. From the doubting vulnerability of "Twister" to the provocatively challenging "Did You Get Healed", this is an album that challenges our evangelical presumptions. Produced by Rick Elias, the familiar stadium rock sound is subtly replaced by a more alternative, yet accessible, guitar edged sound while engineer Russ Long, who worked with Guardian, the Newsboys and DC Talk, guarantees a rough, raw musical balance. And, throughout this 11-track gem, the bass-driven rhythm mix keeps on poling you in the centre of your musical gut. An excellent album that could crossover into the mainstream and make a real impact for God.

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2. Healed [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by andy Long in Newport @ 12:43 on Oct 23 2005

As an album, glo.bal didn't jump out of the speakers at me in the same way that Boomerang did, it takes a few listens before you start to really get into it, maybe that's because of the shift in musical direction. But glo.bal does have some really great songs and achieves a good balance between the alternative, guitar-driven, edgy sound and the more commercial compositions.

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