Three songs have been posted in the Compositions section of the Green Coat Face website (Green, White and Yellow). They are the first in a series of recordings that have been specifically written for projects that I have been asked to collaborate on over the last year. The series will serve as a home and ongoing compilation of orchestrated works by Green Coat Face. Please check in regularly for new additions.
A few weeks back I spent some time recording with Laurence Pangaro, who specializes in Viola da Gamba and Hawaiian Lap Steel. The parts were written several months ago in anticipation of Laurence’s return from a tour of Italy. I am excited to be working with him again. The direction I have been taking with the new recordings is a definite departure from the produced sound of Turnstile. I hope to present an album with a nostalgic quality, free of copy and pasting, looping, cropping and fixing. Fingers on strings, the absence of perfect metronomically defined rhythms and deep breaths before crescendo’s are to be expected.
Here we are in a friends bathroom recording the guitar and vocal parts for, ‘Girl in The Wall’. The video was shot on Carol’s point and shoot, we don’t expect it to win any awards, but it captures the moment just fine. The final version will be on our next release.
Musical composition by Green Coat Face for the 2010 New York State Census
Green Coat Face is proud to have written an original score for Closer To God a documentary film by Matthew Kulvicki and Andrew Brennan.
A caravan of strangers bands together on a journey across the country — experiencing joy, pain, and betrayal on their mission to Washington, D.C. to end the AIDS epidemic.