The Record opens with a building vocal harmony from opera singer and long time Philip Glass collaborator Marrie Mascari, and the box drum percussion of NYC percussionist Isabel Pupo Walker. This mix of ethereal vocals and raw percussion starts us on our sonic journey from the crowded streets of New York City, along the Hudson River towards the little industrial town of Troy, the home of EMPAC and the home of Uncle Sam where the project was originally based. As we travel we hear a vocal montage of different statements taken from all of the different interviews recorded for the project. This collection of voices outlines the trajectory of this record’s investigation into truth, myth and the American way.
from True Fictions : New Adventures in Folklore
released September 28, 2014
Documentary Interviews taken from recordings by Christopher Thomas Allen & Robert Rainbow across the State of New York & during the Sundance Film Festival, 2006-2007.
Narrative Editor : Christopher Thomas Allen
Vocal : Marrie Mascari
Double Bass : Tom Mayer
Percussion : Isabel Pupo Walker
Vibraphone : Sean McCaul
Music Arrangement : Tim Cowie
Additional Electronic Music : Jude Greenaway
Additional Post-Production : Malcolm Litson
Initial Arrangement and Recording Engineer : Ben Allen
Music Producer : Christopher Thomas Allen