Down Here And Up Above : CD

Down Here And Up Above : CD

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Down Here And Up Above : CD

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Ben Pasley and Karla Adolphe are carrying on the Enter The Worship Circle tradition of writing heartfelt, honest worship from the Psalms, and have revolutionized the sound with heavy pop grooves, 808 bass lines, and electric atmospheres. This album paints a bold picture of the line between the eternal things we can share with God, and the natural things that so easily consume us. The call is to set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:2):

Everything that I can see, Can’t be all there is for me
I'd trade everything to be, With love that lasts forever
You're standing on the sun, You died for everyone
Giving new eyes for heaven
You’re standing on the sun, With love for everyone
Giving new eyes for heaven
Just on the other side
For those who have the eyes
The Kingdom goes on and on and on
Song: Standing on the Sun, Writers: Ben Pasley and Karla Adolphe

The heart of the Psalmist has always been to take a deep look at himself and the earth around and deal with it honestly. The only way to really see thing clearly is to discover God in the middle of it, to get a revelation on his character and nature. This song actually grows from an encounter with Christ found in Revelation:

And his eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.
(Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Re 1:14b–16).)

This vision of God who is overwhelming and powerful fills the whole album, but the songs begin with a clear view of the real world. Do you find it hard to break out of the present things, the busy-ness and noise of the everyday? If so, this album is for you. Buy it, and let your mind run high into the heavens where God is ready to meet you with help for today and an eternal promise of purpose in him!

Credits:
All songs written, produced, and performed by Ben Pasley and Karla Adolphe. Recorded by Ben Canon at Loud Mountain Studios in Woodland Park, CO. Initial mixes and arrangements by Ben Pasley. Final mix and mastering by Josh Seawell at Seawell Studios in Browns Summit, NC. Lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano by Ben Pasley and Karla Adolphe. Lead programming by David Lee, additional programming by Ben Pasley, and Tyler Cucchiara. Additional guitars on Standing on the Sun by Matt Pacco. Special thanks to Aaron Strumpel and Robin Pasley for production assistance, and for background vocal trio joined by Libbie Anderson.

Special thanks to Presonus Audio, Phoenix Audio, Larrivee Guitars, SIT Strings, and Analogtone for the quality of gear and partnership that propels our artistry. Special, special thanks to our families, especially our spouses: Gary Adolphe and Robin Pasley, who continue to defend us against the voices of diminishment and shout their encouragements to us daily.

Cover concept and art by Roberta Hansen, Treehouse Design. Brand consultancy by Ben Webb. Online brand development by David Von Bieker, Tim Kramer, and Joanne Loewen.

Additional Information:
Release: 2016
Produced by Ben Pasley and Karla Adolphe.
Also available as an MP3 Download at our own shop where you can directly support the artist!
This is a physical CD, full color sleeve and disk, that we will ship to you via USPS, United States and Canada only.
The chord charts just for this album are here in a handy Zip file (or download one Zip file with every song we have ever produced), and also find tutorial videos on our YouTube channel.
For a limited time available at iTunes Store for download, and wherever records are sold.