Into The Great Unknown
Into The Great Unknown
Artists on the Album: House of Peace
Into the Great Unknown, the debut full-length project from south Florida based worship band House of Peace, released through City of Peace Media and Capitol Christian Distribution.
The 11-song project celebrates the band's credo of diversity through unity by incorporating a broad range of contemporary musical styles paired with ancient, time-honored theological themes. The result is a listening experience that is at once God-honoring, ear-pleasing, and soul-refreshing.
Grammy and Dove Award-winning Christian music producer Ed Cash and his brother Scott Cash produced half of the songs on the CD. House of Peace's David Liscum and Yochanan Marcellino produced two songs each and Cody Norris produced one song, as did Klaus Badelt.
While frontman David Liscum wrote or co-wrote every song on the project, he is quick to point out that House of Peace is a band, and not a solo effort. Liscum is joined by an eclectic group of musicians including guitarist Jeff Maldonado, drummer Seadric Crawford, Ryan Horner on bass and Maldonado's wife Christine on percussions and background vocals. The band was initially featured on the City of Peace compilation project, I Stand With Israel, and Liscum later teamed with label head Yochanan Marcellino to pen "New Life," the song that would become the theme for the feature film The Identical, starring Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta and Blake Rayne.
Part of the letting go process involved bringing others alongside to help in the creative process, including Christian music uber-producer Ed Cash, who brought his own flourishes to the project. Cash admires the way House of Peace fuses deep theological insights with lush, accessible, contemporary melodies, and even connects with one of the great traditional hymns of the church. "It is a really beautiful picture of Jesus," Cash says. "I love the tribute it pays to the Old Testament, showing how Christ demonstrated His love for us by placing His blood on our hearts."
Ethereal synths and thudding tom toms accentuate the engaging praise aria, "King ofIsrael." Acoustic guitars take center stage on the horizontally-directed song ofencouragement, "Let Us Be One." The acoustic guitars remain, but the direction shifts toward vertical worship on the gorgeous song of adoration, "Praise Your Name Forever," which prominently features Christine Maldonado on BGVs.
|Break the Bread (Communion Song)||4:09|
|King of the Universe||3:59|
|King of Israel||3:44|
|Let Us Be One||4:52|
|Praise Your Name Forever||4:05|
|Glory To Your Name||3:55|
|He Will Reign||4:41|
|One Child (New Life Theme) (Original Score)||3:58|