The Grand Narrative is a 6 song concept EP that was written to document the journey from the creation of the earth through the future of Christians.
The starting track combines etherial guitars, cellos, and experimental percussion to form a chaotic open sound that by the end of the track evolves into a symphonic piece that hints at the impression that The Creator has arrived and is starting to form the world into a beautiful place.
Throughout the 27 minutes, the album deals with a vast array of both natural and synthetic instruments to create music with the hopes that emotions to be stirred and affections towards Christ will be raised.
From walls of sound and anthemic melodies (Creation/Re-Creation), to simple haunting reversed piano moments (Failure), to driving rock songs (Atonement), to sweet orchestrated wedding-esque (Covenant) sounds, this is a diverse and power-packed album that encompasses a large amount of the musical spectrum.
One artist described "The Grand Narrative" this way: "it is a mix of Coldplay's ease, U2's passion & drive, Sufjan Stevens' creativity in instrumentation, Derek Webb's intensity in vocals and prolific poetry, Dan Haseltine's easy to listen to voice and William Cowper's honesty & mystery."
There is no doubt that this project will be impressive, and could very easily become the standard from which many other albums are compared.