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Village Thrift: Circa 2005
Enter the Worship Circle
Village Thrift: Circa 2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk
 
Now the Enter the Worship Circle family of recordings releases a brand new album series with a different title and a whole new sound! Village Thrift is ambietronic. Take a little pop melody work from Moby, a little ambient...  more »

     
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All Artists: Enter the Worship Circle
Title: Village Thrift: Circa 2005
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Worship Circle Records
Release Date: 6/28/2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk
Style: Electronica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 671083000920

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Now the Enter the Worship Circle family of recordings releases a brand new album series with a different title and a whole new sound! Village Thrift is ambietronic. Take a little pop melody work from Moby, a little ambient rhythm from the Chemical Brothers, add some offbeat elements like sympohonic rock from the Art of Noise, and finish it off with the voices of Ben and Robin Pasley and newcomers Todd Berger and Ryan Lott and you are starting to feel the Village Thrift. The songs are inspired directly from the Psalms, and in keeping with the original Worship Circle series, this album is friendly to pre-believers and is a "must have" for any Worship Circle fans. 1. Simple
2. Make Me Feel
3. How Sweet
4. With Your Eyes
5. Understand
6. Twenty Two
7. All You Angels
8. Strong Weakness
9. First Hint
10. In This World
11. Wake Up Sleepy
12. Tambourines
13. Be Still

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Village Thrift: Circa 2005 Review NEW!
Samuel Aaron | 07/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you would have told me that a Christian worship band would release a completely unique album of progressive pop, I would have laughed. Worship bands are lucky if they could even remotely sound like what is currently popular - let alone trying to sound ahead of the game, but that is what this album does.

It has completely smashed through the mold set by bands like Sonicflood, Delirious and Mercy Me; there is no clichéd top 40 schlock, there are no cheesy rock riffs and absolutely no `normal' song structures to be found on this entire release. Created and released completely independently it runs smoothly and operates on the premise that worship music does not need to sound like everything else to give it meaning.

The words are taken, for the most part, directly from the book of Psalms, but they are mixed into the samplings, symphonies and backbeats to give them a completely chilled effect.

The opening track "Simple" sets the stage for the entire album, filled lightly and it just breezes through. I continue to enjoy myself, only finding a problem in track three ("How Sweet") which seems to be very beautiful until they bring in someone to rap, and worship music should never have a rapper - it just doesn't mix well. "All You Angels" bursts from a slow beginning to become a strong highlight, reminiscent of Kevin Max filtered through some obscure Moby tracks, creating a highly entertaining and a pleasantly surprising track.

My absolute favorite track would "Wake Up Sleepy" just because one of the main lines tells you "...don't be stupid..." - and I would never expect words like that to come out of a Christian album.

I cannot stress enough that this is a truly original release; highly stylized and lushly arraigned it is the perfect addition to any music collection, and don't let the worship title get you down, even if your not a Christian you should find enough talent and beauty in this release to make you hum along without any kind of guilt."