Blog: Featured Album: Rend Collective - The Art Of Celebration

Mar 17 2014

In the next episode of our series of featured albums,
we look at the third studio album from Rend Collective, titled 'The Art Of Celebration'.

Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the hare-brained and wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, to the safety-defying audacity of shooting a music video on a fully-operational fishing boat in the turbulent Irish Sea, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected.


Rend Collective have recorded a stunning new album. This album mixes together what was great on their live 'Campfire' album with raw, passionate music and cleverly produced tracks that are all about declaring why we should celebrate God. It's the whole synopsis of this album, and Rend really know how to create an album to play to their strengths. Prepare yourself for the party, get your dancing shoes, Rend are back."

LTTM Rating 4 out of 5 Stars

Louder Than The Music
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Track Listing:
1. Joy
2. Burn Like A Star
3. My Lighthouse
4. More Than Conquerors
5. Strength Of My Heart
6. All That I Am
7. Immeasurably More
8. Finally Free
9. Create In Me
10. Simplicity
11. Boldly I Approach
12. My Lighthouse (poem)

“We are not actually an indie-folk band - despite all the beards and bow-ties and banjos. We are a celebration band. It’s just a coincidence that folk music and celebration make a great pairing! This record is an attempt to reflect something of the irrepressible laughter in the heart of God,”

Gareth Gilkeson - Rend Collective

So what can we expect from the multi-instrumentalists' latest recording? "Come expecting all the ramshackle, foot-stomping energy and freedom you've heard from us before but freshly reimagined," says band-member Chris. "Come expecting playful, worshipful sounds that raise a smile. This isn't the science of modern worship or the formula of industry: this is The Art of Celebration."

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