Church Steps Jewelry EP

Douglas Donovan is the pastor of the Church Steps, and he runs Dial Records so that we might know his word. Heretics beware, the Jewelry EP brings great peace and a welcome solstice to those who are open to its spirit. Fitting perfectly into the Darla "Bliss Out" series aesthetic, half the songs are acoustic numbers hopped up on Casio beats while the remainder drift into the land of the very soft hard drive. The standout piece plays with some chilling cello distortion, sounding like a feedback loop that makes the whole instrument reverberate, the other instruments and listeners halt mid-step to savour the power in its frequency. Praise be to thee. (Dial)