Multi-instrumental artist extraordinaire Kemper Crabb announced recently that he has a new album out: Reliquarium. Recorded with “no real agenda, stylistically speaking”, Crabb feels that he was “able to combine and juxtapose most of the types of music I enjoy.” Song samples and a free download can be found at www.reliquarium.net.
The most important note about this album is that it is a benefit album designed to raise funds for, and awareness of, Crabb’s father’s missionary organization, Servants of the King (www.servantsoftheking.org). Here is some more about Servants of the King:
Since 1984, the Servants of the King have labored toward the spiritual betterment of humanity, building orphanages, schools, leprosoriums, hospitals, and churches in India and Africa. Founded and led by the elder Kemper Crabb, missionary, priest, and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, SOTK feeds, clothes, educates, provides medical care, and vocationally equips thousands upon thousands of people daily. The proceeds of this project, all of whose musical contributors donated their time and skills, will benefit the Servants of the King. For more on SOTK, visit their website at www.servantsoftheking.org
I have been checking out the samples online and what I hear sounds really good. Almost kind of like a mix of all the projects Kemper Crabb has been involved in, although still leaning heavily on the world / medieval arena. Which I love.