The Very Foundation Record
My friends Mike and Bevan, who make music under the moniker The Very Foundation, just released a new album called This Restless Enterprise. I got to contribute several imposing stacks of trumpet harmonies (I think one section uses 8 trumpets simultaneously) and had a great time (as always) working with producer Patrick Kearns. The album gels into a truly ambitious piece of music- the orchestrations are very broad in scope and include not just brass but also string sections and any number of other sonic treats. Mike and Bevan brought in a host of talented players to achieve this, including Jenny and Nate from The Decemberists, my former Acoustic Minds band mate Chris Chard, the Blue Skies For Black Hearts crew, and members of such other Portland bands as Fast Computers, Oh Darling, and The Upsidedown. Bearing in mind that the lyrics aren’t for the faint of heart, this record is well worth a listen.