Sons of Korah
Released in November 2011 Wait is an album that represents the maturation of the project in many respects. The album is characteristic of the Sons of Korah sound with a hard-to-define blend of multi-ethnic sounds and a very organic-acoustic vibe. But there is a sense in which everything is done to higher quality on this album.
Sons of Korah recorded Wait in their own studio space and were therefore able to relax much more in the process. This is reflected in the feel of the album. There is great attention to detail here and yet again the instrumentation is rich and melodically soothing. It is also a restrained production that feels spacious with nothing wasted. The album features a wide range of acoustic instrumentation including resonator, mandolin, oboe and the Indian harmonium. There are some longer psalms on this album that have been composed in sections that are continuous with each other but otherwise unique. Psalm 27, one of the most well loved of all the psalms, takes up four tracks on the album and the dramatic lament-to-praise epic, Psalm 77, takes up three tracks. The other tracks are Psalms 19 (in two parts), 96, 91, and a reflective response to psalms 96 and 27 called ‘Wait.’ There are some beautiful moments on this album. It is an album for hungry hearts to feed on. And that of course is the point of it all.