Language is Doxology. And so, this latest offering from award-nominated artist ILL SEER is not simply an album to be listened to, but prayed with. Ever since he presented a philosophic theology of prophetic poetic aleatoric rhetoric to the American Academy of Religion in 2003, Rev. Cyril Guérette has been a vocal proponent of the liturgical use of freestyle lyricism. Now, with a meditation mix from this pastor, professor, poet, author, and Delegates of Culture emcee, we have a concrete experiment in the art of psalmbombing/psalmbalming. These songs are public prayers recorded live from either the final benediction at the weekly service of FreeChurch Toronto, where he pastors, or the opening invocation to the theology and philosophy classes he teaches at Heritage Baptist College. Calling upon the musical ingenuity of DJ Clutch, the experimental beats which accompany these miscellaneous spontaneous extemporaneous orations are not extraneous but contemporaneous. As a result, Doxological Freestyles Vol. I contemplatively creates unique space for personal reflection and interaction, a true spiritual experience.
released March 17, 2012
Executive producer & vocalist is ILL SEER.
Produced, mixed, and mastered by DJ Clutch.
Recorded by C. Guerette, M. Burrows, R. Stevens, Z. Abraham, J. Gunasingham, N. Trutiak.
Cover Art by Andrea Manica.