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Supervision
  • Artist: Demond Robinson
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 634479041976
  • Item #: SRD904197
  • Genre: Gospel
  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Supervision on CD

ABOUT THE ALBUM One of the brightest young talents on the music scene today, Demond Robinson has stepped beyond Contemporary Christian Music to create one of the most compelling albums to come along in years. SuperVision can best be described as a Worship Album unlike any you have ever heard. Demond's debut project manages to capture the essence of the internal conflicts we battle as we strive to remain positive in the face of difficult circumstances. 'This record is about challenging ourselves to see situations, circumstances, and people the way God views them,' said Demond. You can hear the inner struggle and strong determination in his voice as SuperVision takes the listener on a Spiritual journey through a variety of musical genres. From the Funk laden 'You Make Me Wanna' to the Country influenced 'For You' there is something to nibble on for even the most eclectic of musical taste. Though SuperVision is rich with cultural and musical influences Demond manages to create a unique sound that is pleasantly consistent without becoming boring and predictable. In a time of manufactured music, it's nice to see an artist who can write and play his or her own material. Demond did more than that as he followed in the footsteps of early Lenny Kravitz and Prince by writing, recording, producing and performing every track on the album. As with many great records, Demond's desire to develop SuperVision came from personal epiphany. As he struggled to work through his own emotional and spiritual battles, he found writing to be more than therapy. As SuperVision began to take shape he could see the words and music forming as God was speaking to him through each verse. 'It was strange at first,' Demond says. 'I knew I wanted to write an album that said something, but it wasn't until I was nearly finished that a realized what SuperVision was actually saying.' It's message of hope in the face of adversity is one everyone can appreciate! - - - - - - BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Demond's first musical encounters came as a byproduct of growing up in the church. Although his parents came from a Baptist background, they raised their two boys in a Charismatic church where the depths of worship were explored and experienced on a weekly basis. This enriched Demond with the appreciation for the impact music on the spirit. Growing up during a time when Michael Jackson and Prince were dominating the Pop scene, Rap music was becoming more than a fad, and Grunge was poised to take over the '80s Hair Bands, Demond developed a fondness for tight melodies, clean vocals, punchy guitars, and penetrating lyrics. Inspired by his musical influences, Demond began to teach himself as many instruments as he could get his hands on. He picked up the piano (not literally) and the trumpet in elementary school before being lured to the sweet strum of the guitar during is college days. He soon picked up bass and drums and can be found playing every instrument heard on his first project as a solo artist SuperVision. However, Demond's early attempts at songwriting came as a co-front for the group Smoothstone - an acoustic folk rock band formed in Lawrence, KS moments after Demond first picked up a guitar. During his time with Smoothstone Demond was allowed to explore and develop his lyrical sensibilities, while trying to express complex emotions through compelling storytelling. Soon after the group started practicing, a relatively inexperienced Demond was asked to lead youth and adult worship services at his church. Coincidentally, services were held in the same room on the same equipment Smoothstone practiced with in each week. Demond began to lead corporate and youth congregations into Worship, and as Smoothstone disbanded it was clear the entire process was easing him into God's purpose. From that point on, Demond has been blessed to minister at several churches, events and youth camps, and has had the joy of seeing many changed by the power of God.