‘Promised Land’ originates from several Asaph Music sessions recorded during 2018. A number of the themes and musical sequences that came out of these sessions were subsequently mixed down into the main tracks used for this album.
As with Anthems of Ascent and The River, all of the tracks were recorded live without prior rehearsal; being Holy Spirit inspired and entirely spontaneous improvisation. However, during the final mix down and production process, we made some musical additions where inspiration led us to do so. These additions enhanced the final mastered versions whilst always keeping within the flow and anointing of the live recording. A particular intention with the sessions that became ‘Promised Land’ was the desire to introduce drums / beats in some of the music. However, there are limitations on what can be done with one pair of hands (two pairs between us) during a live playing session! And we didn’t want the pressure to bring in drums and beats to detract from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit during our playing. Therefore, we used an arpeggiator sample at key times for the purpose of keeping our playing in time with the intention that this would be replaced with suitable drum samples / beats during the mixing down process. We have been encouraged that the sections where we did this are particularly uplifting and hope that listeners will appreciate the extra depth that the drum / beats bring when they are used.
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