Is it possible to craft a sonically cohesive record when every appearing artist is wildly different? I asked myself this when beginning my senior Honors project at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

The four artists featured were selected to highlight the music scene of Lowell, MA; from bebop jazz trio Feed the Bird and Chapman Stick jazz-metal group GEPH, to blues/funk outfit Vinyl Fiction and traditional Cambodian ensemble Tepniyum Band. All pre-production, recording, and mixing was done by myself over the course of several months. Specific microphone placements and production techniques were utilized throughout all sessions to ensure consistent timbre.

The EP was released on April 21, 2017 in partnership with the Lowell Boys & Girls Club. All proceeds go to their Music Clubhouse, which gives young children the tools to produce and record their own music.