“Untie the no was a different type of album for us because for the first time we hired a very involved producer (Youth) and let him create the music with us. He brilliantly infused his studio sense and clever arrangement ideas to help us create our most completed album yet. The objective was not to recreate the live sound of the band in concert, but to push the limits of what could be achieved in the studio.
âFrom the treatment of the rising rock anthem of ‘Wake Up’ to the Pink Floyd vibe of ‘Orion’s Belt’, to the spatial intro and outro of ‘Lonesome Road Blues’, the creative studio’s mojo is all over this album. Kyle Hollingsworth’s haunting composition “Elijah” marked the passing of Bill Nershi’s nephew and features Mellotron and a solo string section by Michael Kang. ‘Valley Of The Jig’ is SCI’s first time combining bluegrass and programmed dance music. The young people were very enthusiastic about it and it turned out to be a fertile genre for the group in the future. Experience the monstrous rock production of “Tinder Box”, the beautifully evocative arrangement of the Nershi / Barlow classic “Just Passing Through” and the hugely popular studio version of “Sirens!” I love the Beatles’ treatment of “Who Am I?” And the rock opera production of “Time Alive” by Michael Travis.
âIt’s a beautifully constructed and sequenced album that is really fun listening from start to finish. Enjoy!â
– KEITH MOSELEY, The String Cheese Incident
About the string cheese incident:
The past three decades have written a history full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement, and huge accomplishments. The String Cheese Incident has been recognized for its commitment to musical creativity and integrity, for its community spirit, philanthropic efforts and for its innovative approach to the music business.
When The String Cheese Incident’s growth began to gain momentum in the 1990s, when the internet was just starting to take hold and the majors’ business model was failing, the group decided to make music. on its own terms.
Since then, The String Cheese Incident has developed a very unique approach to the world of music; they are really the pioneers of a new way of “making a group”. With the Internet as a tool, SCI was among the first artists to distribute information online, such as tour dates, release information and other news, to their growing fan base. Rather than doing business on terms like “the bottom line,” SCI put its music and fans first, opening its own companies, including a ticketing company, a freight company, and a travel agency. of fans, to better serve its community. The band’s label, SCI Fidelity Records, has always operated with the same ideals. From the start, SCI Fidelity embraced downloadable music and file sharing, offering SCI’s âOn The Roadâ series, where every show performed by the band is available for download over the Internet. Whether they realized it at the time or not, The String Cheese Incident was inventing the development of a grassroots band. Today, literally hundreds of groups are using some version of this same approach to build their brand.
String Cheese Incident’s commitment goes far beyond their immediate community, and even beyond the music community as a whole. From the start, the group was seriously interested in giving back to the communities they visited, and they were among the first artists to encourage âGreenâ shows and tours. SCI’s support has helped spawn non-profit organizations such as Conscious Alliance and HeadCount. Throughout this time, The String Cheese Incident has remained committed to music as a creative endeavor, not only in their recordings but also in their live performances. The list of special guests and collaborators of SCI is long and diverse. Their annual events such as Electric Forest and Hulaween, and their holiday shows such as New Years Eve, have helped redefine the concert experience and earned the group a reputation as an innovator in live music.