Monday, October 15, 2007

why should I fear

new song, one of our favorites from the new record, is up on our myspace. you can listen here. this song features ellie holcomb. ellie and her husband, drew, are excellent musicians, songwriters, etc., and it was an honor to have each of them contribute (somewhat heavily) to this new record. hope you like it. I find this song particularly hopeful.

Why Should I Fear?
text: William Williams
music: Benj Pocta and Brian T. Murphy, 2006.

My soul, thou art immerg'd in sin,
So deep that none can trace;
Look to the ransom GOD decreed
To clear the guilty race.

The atonement once made on the tree,
Can balance many more
Than all the sins of Adam's race,
If number'd o'er and o'er.

He paid the mighty sum and died
For sinners yet unborn;
From men, the works of his own hands,
He suffer'd shame and scorn.

Had I the guilt of all the world,
He's able to forgive:
Why should I fear? The debt is paid.
If only I believe.

Ellie Holcomb - vocals
Benj pocta - vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian T. Murphy - piano
Clint wells - acoustic and electric guitars
Tripp Ethridge - drums
Jeff Irwin - bass

© 2006 Benj Pocta Music and Brian T. Murphy Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

mix one is done

after a week of editing, a final push on tracking, and basic mixing, we have our first rough mix of the pocta sessions / "this breaks my heart of stone" record. I started listening back to it at around 3am last night, and then I started falling asleep in the middle of songs.

we're taking a break. I'm headed to san francisco. Paul is headed to Nashville. Clint is getting settled in a new house.

we're going to reconvene early next week and continue on. we might have final mixes for this record as early as next week. which would of course be totally awesome.

-Brian T. Murphy