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Uptick Artists Releases "Ascent: Songs for the Journey"

Ascent Movement

March 15, 2023
Uptick Artists "Ascent: Songs for the Journey" album cover

In late 2022, Uptick Artists released an album, “Ascent:Songs for the Journey.” This special collection of readings and songs is based on the Songs of Ascent, 15 Psalms from which the Ascent movement draws its name.

The Psalms themselves and this collection of new music recount brokenness and restoration experienced by God’s people. This concept is core to Ascent’s mission and inspires its continued work: moving together toward the renewal of all things.

John Chandler, founder of Uptick, commissioned Uptick Artists to create this body of work in late 2019. Upon its recent release, he commented:

 “Every movement needs its music. There’s a reason the fife and drum corps marches ahead of the battle. The Uptick Artists have, with great dedication and skill, created Ascent: Songs for the Journey. Each of the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134, is put to melody through music and the spoken word. These are Jesus-shaped songs, created by Jesus-shaped Uptick leaders, for a Jesus-shaped Ascent movement. Let them soak into your soul as we journey with Ascent together!” 

You can access the album by visiting:



Used by permission of Uptick Artists.
Recorded during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic in various home studios in Virginia and at Minimum Wage Recording Studio in Richmond, VA starting in March of 2020 and concluding in October 2022. Most of the sessions tracked at www.minimumwagerecording.com
Released November 14,2022
Commissioned by and recorded to be another UPTICK soundtrack for discipleship (www.uptick.org) which is a movement of ASCENT (www.ascentmovement.org)
Produced by XLR Collaborations™️ (Logan Jones & Ross Wright) 
Recorded, mixed and masterfully engineered by Lance Koehler at www.minimumwagerecording.com 
Mastered by Allen Bergendahl at Viking Recording www.vikingrecording.com
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