A richly textured instrumental journey inspired by the visually spectacular 5th and 6th century mosaics of Ravenna, Italy. Here are eight musical mosaics by the acclaimed duo in their most ambitious recording yet.
by Scott Cairns
Drawn from scattered fragments, lifted
by the hand,
this new construction yet obtains
for us a purpose,
a wholeness long desired, long held
broken surfaces that have long
our dissolute appearances,
our brokenness just now suggests
as each sharp edge avails for us
a place to meet
as necessary—members, yes,
partakers of the all.
released February 5, 2021
Keys & percussion
Guitars, mandocello, mandolin, bass, percussion & vocal
Produced and recorded by Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy at
The Ark; Camano Island, WA & Kegworth Studio; Nashville, TN
Additional drums & percussion on “Mosaics 4, 6 & 8” by MIKE SNYDER recorded at Drumbz Studios; Portland, OR
Mixed at The Ark
Mastered by John Golden Mastering; Ventura, CA
℗ 2021 Ark Records, Inc. / ArkMusic
© 2021 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI) / Sebastian Boy Music (ASCAP)
Administered by www.musicservices.org
Package design by Court Patton (www.pattonbros.com
Photography by Jeff Johnson
Special thanks to Susie and Bernadette, Tom Gulotta, Holly Benyousky, John Diliberto, Ian Keaggy, Jim Olson guitars, Del Langejans guitars, Tony Gerber & Michael Merritt for the use of your mandocello & mandolin, Eric Persing & Spectrasonics, Gibson & Yamaha basses, Ken Marshall & Zion guitars, Cali 76 compressors, Bob Weil & TrueTone effects pedals, Elixer Strings, Roland & Boss pedals, Eddie Heinzelman & Keeley pedals, David Koltai & Pigtronix, Audio Technica microphones, LaChapelle mic preamps, Jakob Haymond and to the Lord, Most High – our Creator and inspiration!
For our grandchildren: Jonathan, Leila, Townes and his little brother (due March 2021).