Lockdown Loops

I released two versions of an album today, Lockdown Loops.

These were written and recorded when England went into our second national lockdown in 2020.

Life in lockdown feels like a life on loop. Things are the same everyday and it’s easy for monotony to take over. If life gives you lemons, why not use a looper?

Recorded over three weeks, the free version of Lockdown Loops is a discipline of seeking beauty in the mundane, finding riches in the ritual, and finding surprise in the everyday.

The free version includes 14 tracks, the deluxe version an additional 7 tracks, plus videos of each song as I recorded them. You can get the free version here.

Lecture: Discipleship in the Arts

A couple months ago I was able to speak to a group of church planters in South Carolina through the Carolina Greenhouse. It was an honor to talk to these leaders about discipleship in the arts. It’s fairly brief, and includes a section of the Q & A. You can listen to it below, and download it here.

I also created a sample reading list, you can download that, too.

Audio Record

Audio RecordIntroducing a new music idea: Audio Record. A record of what you might ask? A record of an idea, an emotion, or simply how we decide to pass through time. It’s the audio version of taking a field notebook into the wilderness and cataloging what you find interesting (hence the album art).

They will mostly be improvised on the spot, mostly lo-fi using my iPhone, mostly one track and one take. I will be adding to this “album” weekly, so it’s ever-expanding. You can listen to them all here (only two right now) and it’s linked up in the music page. I will also post new findings individually as we go.

Speaking of new findings, the newest one is below. Single take, single track, iPhone recording.

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