The King Of Glory (Frankincense & Myrrh  NTN 1208)  1979

 

Frainkincense & Myrrh

 

One of those cool band names and immediately-striking homemade covers that gives an adrenaline rush when first it greets you.  The music is quite nice as well.  These four men and two ladies hail from West Haven, Connecticut and have a primarily acoustic sound, enriched with a sweeping layer of dreamy synthesizer, plus some piano, electric guitar and drums.  Their folky soft rock compositions are both artistic and worshipful, with pleasant dynamic melodies that subtly build to emotional peaks.  My personal favorites include the progressive-edged ‘Psalm 30’ (which opens with a classical piano theme) and the title track.  Also some compelling moody ballads in ‘What Manner Of Man Is This?’ and ‘Holy Breath’.  Reminds me at times of the group Patmos.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. The King Of Glory

02. What Manner Of Man Is This

03. Blessed Assurance

04. Holy Breath

05. Psalm 30

06. Happy Is The Lord

07. How Good It Is

08. Bless Ye The Lord

09. Rejoice

 

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