Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Friday, April 01, 2005

I got some of the pre-release copies of the CD sent out the other day, and so some of the LDSM folks that received it are starting to report to the list. It's really exciting to read the mini-reveiws. Here's two of them:

“I got my copy in the mail yesterday! I had to put away Josh Groban to listen to it. Mark, it's awesome! My very first impression was that this was NOT a home-grown album.

“Now you all know that rock is not my forte... I'm the quiet, dull hymn writer of the group... But Mark's album is awesome. He is the one who introduced me to Inspirational Rock about four or five years ago, and whether he knew it or not I was secretly a very skeptical and hard sell. But it only took the first of his concerts at his wardhouse to sell me. It's been a long wait for his album, and it's been worth the wait! All musical expressions have their place and all messages have a way to be expressed. Just because I'm a dull, boring hymn writer doesn't mean I don't enjoy Mark!

“You rock, Mark!”

Bruce “Bruceman” Forbes

”Hey I just got my hot-off-the-press copy of "One United Generation" in the mail today, and WOW! Mark, it's very very cool. Rock on man!

“I'm head-bangin’ to "Millstones" right now. Other tunes of special note: "He's out there" is kind of an endearing reassurance tune. "First Step" is light and folky, which works for a baptism song. Nice break from the energy of most of the rest of the album. "Pharisee" is a great tune, very catchy, ironic, really good production and heavy message! And the finally the title tune at the end is a powerful finale.

“There's a great variety, but there's a rock power that really should get noticed. This is not Peter Brienholt's LDS music, or JKPerry's. This is much grittier and edgier that almost anything else out there, but the message is strong and good.

“Wake up, teen mormondom, this is your music!”

Marco Davis, of Pearl Award Winning group Fiddlesticks

It's exciting to hear a bit of a buzz getting started.

Last night was way fun, too. For the first time in probably a month, or month and a half, we had all four of us at practice. We finally got all the way through the "Gettysburgh Gigue". And by the end of the night, it was actually sounding really really good. It was one of those musical moments that charges you up.

Which was nice because I probably shouldn't have even gone. What with the FCMA workshop last week and all, I've been neglecting the family. So, thanks to my wife for the sacrifice. Fortunately, it's three weeks before we can schedule another jam session, so I can relax a bit.

MRKH - Mark Hansen
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