Emerging from the patronage of Nomad Podcast, ‘Hymns for Nomads’ is a compilation of spirituals, murder ballads and campfire songs; digging through the soil of life in search of hope and humanity.
These are spirituals, but there is nothing much otherworldly in ‘Hymns…’ It is a record rooted in the soil and the struggle of material reality.
This is protest music, but ‘Hymns…’ shows a different kind of defiance. These are songs of weary, bone-deep, painful resistance. And they are songs reaching beyond anger toward mercy.
This is sacred music, but ‘Hymns…’ is no benign worship record. Here are sorrow, suffering and lament alongside faith, hope and love. These are songs for lives of love, prayer and resistance.
David Benjamin Blower’s most haunting, immediate music to date, ‘Hymns..’ is a record out of time, indebted to ancient passion poems and shanties as much as 50s gospel and blues; in its deceptive simplicity and disarming warmth, it recalls the type of folk music standards that get passed down for generations. An invitation to pick up an instrument, to play, sing, join hands and have some hard-won hope.
- All Things
- Song of Cain
- Holy Spirit, Groaning
- Destroying Mountain
- Be Still
- Also Go With Thee
- Take the Knee
- Sacred Head
- Prayer Answered With Crosses
- Watching and Waiting
- Gather to the Mountain
David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower is a writer, musician, and community theologian from Birmingham, UK. He is a prolific recording artist, a master of stark lyricism and apocalyptic protest-folk; the unconventional wisdom of his work is fast gaining appreciation with a wide audience.
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Epiphany EP / The Blood Magnetic
The indie-pop collective release their debut EP, a reimagining of classic ‘Christmas’ poetry in a new musical backdrop
The Book of Jonah / David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower’s most ambitious project to date: a radiophonic production of The Book of Jonah, narrated by NT Wright.
Sympathy for Jonah / David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower’s second book Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love. Foreword by Ched Myers.
Sojourner / Stewart Garry
‘Sojourner’ is a cinematic folk album, recorded live in various locations around the UK, and filmed at the same time, released in May 2016.