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This album documents our music circa late 2011.
Development is the first collection of recordings presenting the beginning stages of our musical discussion.
Development features 10 original compositions performed by:
Lane Garner– Guitar
Devin Eddleman– Alto/Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Spenser Liszt– Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Nick Salcvucci– Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Mike Luzecky– Electric Bass
Perrin Grace– Electric Bass
Luke Angle– Drums
Colin Hinton– Drums
Kathryn Christie– Voice
We were able to make this album possible through a successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign raising $3720 to pay for the expenses of releasing an album.
Thank you to all friends, family and fans who have suported us thus far and all those who will in the future. Thanks to Miles Okazaki for sharing some of his musical concepts with us. This music was recorded on November 10-11 and December 13, 2011 by Fundamental. Special thanks to Georgia Little, Joan Kunkler, Mark Hinton, Jennifer Clopton, Greg and Chris Luzecky and all other Kickstarter donors- this would not have been possible without you.
Recording Engineer: Sean Jones at Off the Square Studios
Mixed by: Joeseph A Golan at MJ Recordings
Mastered by: James Driscoll
Executive producer: Georgia Little
Produced by: Fundamental
Copyright © 2012 Fundamental. All rights reserved.
Printed bound copies of the sheet music from Development may be purchased securely through paypal (via the button below) or at shows.
Mantra consists of two repeated sections to emulate the sound of a spoken mantra. The first mantra/section is two bars of 4/4 and one bar of 7/4 (equalling 19 quarter notes). This can be heard throughout the recording in the bass clarinet and bass guitar. The melody is the second mantra and is organized so that each occurrence adds content to the initial melodic fragment. The melodic statement begins in measure one with A#-B-A#. This melodic fragment is expanded by the addition of D#-B in measure 2-3. Measure 5 adds C#-D# to the melodic fragment. In measure 6 A#-B is added before the fragment and F is added at the end. The complete statement of the melody occurs in measures 11-12 with the addition of D# before and F#-F#-D#-A# at the end. The melody is 19 bars of 4/4 (equalling a total of 76 quarter notes). The first mantra cycles through four times, each time being displaced by one eighth note, to equal 76 quarter notes (19×4=76). The form of this piece is four times through the first section alone, then twice through the melody on top of the first section, and finally four times through the first section alone again ending just before the bar of 7/4 to create a sense of incompleteness.
3. Fancy Nancy
Fancy nancy consists of two sections that fit over each other. The guitar/bass guitar play through a rhythmic pattern under the melody. This pattern starts as quarter notes grouped 3 3 2 2 2 3. The rightmost number (grouping) then moves to the left each time until it cycles through. This rhythmic cycle occurs two times under the melody creating a total of 120 quarter notes. The melody was transcribed from a Yamaha PSS-80 toy keyboard. This keyboard has a recording function that only allows one note at a time to be recorded and quantizes the rhythms. Mashing one’s hands down on the keyboard creates some amazing lines such as the one used for Fancy Nancy. The melody is 15 bars of 4/4 which repeats 3 times to equal to the 120 quarter notes of the rhythmic pattern (4×15=60, 60×2=120). The title is in reference to the composition Fat-Pat also found on Development.
5. Theme Song
Theme song has three distinct sections.
6. Ghost Trap
8. First Sip
9. Sunflower Sutra
10. FP2 (Fat-Pat Two)