Refreshed by Fire, by Shekinah Glory Ministry

April 26, 2011

Like
many modern gospel records, this double disc was recorded live. But it
be­gins nontraditionally: "Reclaim Your Moun­­tain" builds tension by
repeating a two-note phrase for almost four minutes before spiraling
into a Holy Spirit call. "Prophecy" kicks off with a tom-tom solo and
then unfurls a Latin-tinged rhythm that frames fervent, improvised
prayer. On disc two, the moody, piano-based "Ascending Higher" tops 16
minutes, a fitting soundtrack for a meditative yet emotional soul
flight.