They Built a Crooked House 2
Composed as the instrumental soundtrack to a modern dance piece choreographed by Becky Radway, 'Crooked House' examines the relationships between 4 individuals who share a residence in a dark, twisted corner of the world. Alternating between minimalist compositional techniques, somber jazz and explosive post-rock, the structures dictate the fragile state of mind each character is burdened by, as displayed in their solo sections, as well as the back-and-forth struggles in the group movements. As their realizations, denials, accusations, and acceptances come to light, they are whipped into a frenzied finale that culminates in a shattering of their former lives. But is there hope for both individual and collective redemption? 'Crooked House' was engineered and mastered by Brett Kull (Echolyn), and features an extraordinary Philadelphia-based band: Shawn Grafius, electric guitar Scott Radway, keyboards / ambient guitar / chapman stick / mandolin Rich Banister, bass / acoustic guitar Carl Bahner, drums and percussion w/ Jon Radway, tenor sax Joanne Cheng, trumpet Brett Kull, lap steel.