The Noble's debut EP combines the songwriting talents of J. Matthan Brown with one of DFW's most talented up-and-coming composers: Zuriel Merek. Inspired by the poetry of St. John of the Cross and the imagery of one of the 20th century's great tragedies, 'Titanic', takes the alternative folk ballad to new heights, fusing simple acoustic melodies with haunting strings, ambient synth-pop sounds, and thought-provoking lyrics.
100% of the proceeds of this album will go to support Faith Ann Kiv, the wife of the late Sakal Kiv, and their five beautiful children. Sakal was a true friend, a committed husband, and a loving father . . .
"O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the soul of Thy departed servant Sakal in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which he has committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.
For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servant who has fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen."
- Ancient Eastern Christian Prayer for the Departed.
released May 20, 2016
J. Matthan Brown: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Zuriel Merek: Electric Violin, Piano, Synths
All songs written by J. Matthan Brown.
Recorded and mixed in Zuriel's living-room.
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