Sing a New Song
Tabernacle of Praise is exciting,soul-searching music. Although the music has a strong Hip-Hop element it is not limited or confined to one particular style of music. Tabernacle of Praise was formed by God in mid' 96 Tabernacle of Praise is not the name of a group but a depiction of one's existance in Christ. Ultimately,we are all tabernacles of praise when our soul has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ. The phrase 'Tabernacle of Praise' means -'portable vessel of praise to the most high God '. Back in the Old Testament,the tabernacle was a mobile sanctuary tent) used by the Isrealites to worship God where-ever they went. Every room and object in the tabernacle was placed there under the guidance and instruction of God.That is the approach that marshall takes with his life and with his music. Tabernacle of Praise has ministered through song at several concerts, Gospel plays,church services,and has been a guest on 'Christside Radio' on 96.3 FM with host Deezer'D'. The sole purpose of this ministry is to reach and empower by the Gospel of Jesus Christ those who normally would not go to church, and also those who need some encouragement inside the church building. Most of the music was produced, written,and performed by T O P in his modest bedroom studio called the 'War room' a.k.a. The Tabernacle. It was recorded on Tascam 4-track and 8-track recorder One of the tracks was produced by beating on a guitar to make a drumbeat then looping it on an Akai SO1 sampler,overlaying the beat with guitar riffs and shaking a bottle of uncooked elbow macaroni (track4 Let Go!) No type of sequencing equipment was used to produce this album full of samples,soundbytes,and live instuments but you will be surprised by the sound and various moods that are set in this peace of artwork. Prayer and imagination were put in to play while putting this together. Through patience and faith in God, T O P was shown how to use whatever he has to give glory to God in any type of situation. The vision of Tabernacle of Praise is musically to advance the kingdom of God with creative sounds which touch the imagination, as well as the heart of the listener. As children of God, we are always seeking to go from glory to glory in what God has ordained for us to do. God has called us to be world shakers, religion breakers, and freedom makers. The music and gifts from this ministry costantly seek to evolve and revolutionize the music making process as well as the great commission documented in Mark 16:5 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature'.