The Moving Decade

by Bean Friend

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The Moving Decade is a haunting yet hopeful ambient piano album performed and recorded in Silo City, a collection of non-operational cement grain silos located on the banks of the Buffalo River in Buffalo, NY.

Each of the songs in this album were recorded in a single take, utilizing a handful of strategically placed microphones and one upright piano, placed deep within the belly of the silos. The silos act not only as an echo chamber, reverberating the emotive qualities of Bean Friend’s piano compositions, but also act as a mouth piece for the sounds of their surrounding external environment.

Discerning listeners will be able to pick out the chirps of a distant cricket, the splash of water draining through the dilapidated silo’s ceiling and the crack of active hammers and nails; a reminder of the dynamic forces necessary for the rejuvenation of this historic rust-belt site.

credits

released January 5, 2016

All compositions performed and written by Bean Friend.
Engineered and mixed by Bean Friend.
Mastered by Greg Altman.


Other credits:
Cover photo by Max Collins
Creative guidance by David Grundy
Mentorship by Kevin Caine
Piano Tech by Sharon Mok
Recording consultation by Ben Jura
Extra help: Maris Pitonak, Tim Spitler, Shawn Faulkner
And of course, this album would not be possible without Rick Smith, Swannie Jim, and Bob the Builder.

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Bean Friend

Bean Friend is a multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Bean Friend has toured internationally in various projects, worked as a studio musician in NYC, Toronto, and Philly, scored "Touring T.O" (a Canadian Bell TV Series), and most recently has released piano-based instrumental albums.

Bean Friend is is currently based in Buffalo, NY.
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