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Working With A Rock Band- Cloud Cult March 7, 2013

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Children’s Choir of teh Internet had a great opportunity to work with the band Cloud Cult last summer.  The culmination of that work has just been released by the band.  Their new album “LOVE” includes the choir on the closing track “The Show Starts Now.”

As a choir director this was a unique experience for me.  I have not done much recording with the choir and it was an adventure to figure out an economical way to make the recordings.  FInding a way for the kids to listen to the accompanying track and still be able to hear themselves sing was a challenge.  There was some bleed over from the dollar store head phones which I had worried would ruin the recordings but it all turned out terrific.

Cloud Cult is an unusual band in that their messages are very positive.  They are environmentally conscious and try to leave as small a carbon footprint as they can.  Listen to the album a couple of times and it will work it’s way into your heart and life.  You can hear the album on NPR’s First Listen: http://www.npr.org/2013/02/24/172490177/first-listen-cloud-cult-love

It is available on iTunes and the band’s website: http://www.cloudcult.com/love.cfm

Here’s an article on American Songwriter about the band and the album: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/03/recording-cloud-cults-latest-album/

Directors, we can’t be afraid to think out of the box.  This has been an incredible chance for my kids and I.  I used the opportunity to launch a new community music program called Our Musical Life Inc.  which will do a lot of good in my city.  Check us out at OurMusicalLife.org The project also lead to our “6 Days of Minecraft” video and a Radiohead cover due out soon.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxl8jrUlEJ0