Monday, May 31, 2010

Anchor & Braille

Stephen Christian seems to have done it all. Top 15 album? Check, with Anberlin's Cities. Started a charitable organization? Yup, Faceless International. How about written a novel? Absolutely, The Orphaned Anything's.

So naturally you'd expect him to keep trying new things, something he has done with his side project Anchor & Braille. Written by Christian himself, and co-produced with Aaron Marsh of Copeland, the debut album Felt sounds like nothing we've heard from him before. It is a compilation of songs that Christian claimed were too personal to be shared on a mass platform and that just didn't have the same feel as Anberlin's material.

Felt is one of those rare albums that seem to get better with age, and the more often I listen to it the more I am able to notice the depth of the lyrics and the masterful progression from one song to the next. If you're a fan of Anberlin or Copeland, then this should be right up your alley. Fortunately however, it is such a good album that it will likely appeal to a much wider audience.

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