Above The Trees
Paul traveled to Chicago to record Above The Trees with engineer Tim Iseler at Soma EMS. Something came to life during that hot week in July, and with the help of many old and new friends; the record features performances by Adam Wills (Rhys Chatham\'s Essentialist, Bear In Heaven), Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear), David Daniell (San Agustin, Rhys Chatham\'s Essentialist), Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback). Fred Lonberg-Holm (Terminal 4, Lightbox Orchestra), Joe Stickney (Rhys Chatham\'s Essentialist, Bear in Heaven), Josh Berman (Rob Mazurek\'s Exploding Star Orchestra), Ken Champion (Jim O\'Rourke), Nate Lepine (Cursive, Smog), Nate Swanson, and Tim Daisy (The Vandermark 5). For Above The Trees, the studio became Paul\'s home, and these players his visitors. The result may be the most heartfelt and sonically exciting record in Paul\'s infinitely expanding catalogue of sound.