Four Stories Tall is proud to announce the release of the Minus EP. This offering is our first release since The Road West and takes listeners on a musical rollercoaster ride that is disturbing one moment, peaceful the next and even provides a bit of humor here and there. Minus is currently available for download at all major digital music retailers (iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby) and is streaming on every streaming service that is worth your time.
FST’s own Mark Murray has launched his own record label!
Why would he do this when the traditional record label is going the way of the dinosaur and sales of physical recordings is virtually gone? Well, you are going to have to check out his website to find out!
Stay tuned for info on Four Stories Tall’s latest music release!
Four Stories Tall EP Release
FST has decided that instead of releasing a full length album, we’ll release two EPs! The first EP, tentatively titled Minus, will have four songs on it, they are:
Nothing funny here. A commentary on the Globalization and Social Mediatization of Terrorism.
A treatise on whether the place with the guy with the pointy stick is Exothermic or Endothermic. Features Electronic Percussion, Upright Electric Bass and Allen Wrench. And for the record, FST’s stance is that Hell is Exothermic. Side Note – the melting point of Sulfur is 115.2°C
A nod to the Narrator’s realization in Poe’s Descent into the Maelström, that the Maelström is a beautiful and awesome creation. Also an acknowledgement that U K’ux Kaj is doing a hell of a job. Alternate title is Welcome To Texas!
Due to each band member’s involvement in Lepidopterology and Coleopterology we often find that our schedules are at odds with each other. But our dedication to our fan base demands that we be productive even when the entire band is not available. This EP is the result of that unwavering dedication. All of the songs on this EP were recorded minus one of the band members; most of the songs were written and recorded in a single day. Of course, we then went on to spend countless hours debating mixes, additions, subtractions, redactions and various minutia. All unresolved debates were resolved by a combination of Rock, Paper, Scissors and Leg Wrestling.
We hope y’all enjoy the new EP!
The work on the new, so far untitled, Four Stories Tall album is well under way. We have 10 songs that we plan on putting on the new album. All of the songs have their basic tracks recorded; some are almost ready for release.
We all grew up buying albums, we grew up listening to albums, most Prog Bands still release albums. But, we realize that the way people buy/download and listen to Music is changing. Most people don’t buy/download and listen to Music in the album format any more. So, this time around we’re going to take a new approach -we’ll be releasing the songs as they are completed. We hope that this gradual release of the album will keep our friends and fans involved and interested.
We’re very excited to now have Phil Bush on Guitar. He’s an excellent fit, a great Guitar Player, and a hell of a great guy. The new album will contain tracks with Mark Turner, as well as Phil, on Guitar.
FST is looking forward to a fun and productive 2017.
Peace and Love!
It was great to have Mark Turner (founding member of Odd Fellows and Four Stories Tall) sit in with us last Friday. We improvised for a while and then we worked on a new song idea that MrT brought in. The song is titled I’ll Have To Learn To Live Without You – it’s meant to honor an memorialize our family that we lost in 2016.
Here, it’s notated using Standard Jazz Notation. Using Standard Jazz Notation only approximates what MrT is meaning to say. It’s a shorthand (of sorts) and only partially conveys what’s really going on. But it mostly works and will have to do until MrT develops the TNSPCNS (Turner New Standard Pseudo-Chord Notation System). I suspect that when TNSPCNS it is fully developed, it will look more like Romulan or Klingon than Standard Jazz Notation.
And, of course, we couldn’t just leave it in a 12/8 time signature, we had to throw in some bars of 5/8 and 6/8. Then, not just 5/8, but 5/8 with a Latin feel in the Bass.
It was a bit challenging, but it was a lot of fun and after some work, it came together nicely.
We Love and Miss MrT and look forward to further collaborations in the future.
Peace and Love from FST!
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