String Cheese Incident to Release New Album Not
String Cheese Incident has announced the release of its new album, Untying the Not, due out September 23. The CDs tone is a contrast to the bands good-time reputation, as it was recorded during a time of conflict, both internationally and domestically. There was a lot of shit going on for all of us,’ says mandolinist/violinist Michael Kang. ‘It was happening when, after being together for almost ten years, we needed a push in a different direction. We learned that tension can be a stimulus, and that’s what happened here.’
The disc was produced by Youth, whos worked with artists such as Orb, Verve, Crowded House and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Frankly, I was a little doubtful about working with him,’ says bassist Keith Moseley. ‘But our ambitions were high. We wanted to make an album that was in the vein of Dark Side of the Moon or Abbey Road – lofty goals, obviously, but Youth was up for it, and I think we accomplished what we set out to do.’
‘Untying the Not was like a metaphorical rebirthing for us, adds Kang, and Youth was, for lack of a better word, its midwife.’
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