On October 23, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, “Arion Records/Sound Resources” labels released “Culture of Ascent”, the ninth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Fred Schendel and Fred Babb.


  • Carl Groves – lead and backing vocals
  • Susie Bogdanowicz – lead and backing vocals
  • Fred Schendel – keyboards, organs, piano, Mellotron, loops, acoustic guitar, string arrangement, backing vocals, programming
  • Steve Babb – bass, pipe organ, percussion, Mellotron, piano, harp, loops, programming, Minimoog, backing vocals
  • Matt Mendians – drums
  • David Walliman – electric guitars
  • The Adonia String Trio – string trio
  • Rebecca James – violin
  • Susan Whitacre – viola
  • Rachel Beckmann – cello
  • Sarah Snyder – backing vocals
  • Eric Parker – acoustic guitar
  • Robert Streets – backing vocals
  • Haley McGuire – backing vocals
  • Jon Anderson – vocalizations
  • Bob Katz – mastering
  • Michal Karcz – artwork, cover

Track listing:

  1. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  2. Sun Song – Steve Babb
  3. Life by Light – Steve Babb
  4. Ember Without Name – Carl Groves, Fred Schendel
  5. Into Thin Air – Steve Babb, Fred Schendel
  6. Rest – Carl Groves, Fred Schendel

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