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The Monks Of Norcia: ‘Benedicta’ album review
3.5 Overall Score

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The Monks Of Norcia: ‘Benedicta’ album review

Another Gregorian chant album has entered into the consciousness of popular culture with Benedicta from The Monks of Norcia. Seemingly screaming with its silence, perhaps it is the appeal of extreme minimalism that grabs the attention of the masses, which have propelled the album to #1 on the Billboard charts. For pop music junkies who are influenced by headlines, know now that the recording does not offer any remixes or even instrumentation, but the simplistic beauty of its intrinsic traits are sounds to behold.

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After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.