Hello friends and fans,
We've mailed out all of the rewards except for the t-shirts and the box sets. The box sets should be sent out later this week. The t-shirts will be a longer wait -- I apologize for the delay on those, but we will get them to you as soon as we can.
Since our release in October, Book of Rhapsodies has been receiving all kinds of praise. Davis Inman of Downbeat writes in the Editor's Picks "Carpenter and his collaborators find plenty of new life in these old charts and 78s...down a rabbit hole to a bizarre, charming world of nearly forgotten music from the 1930s." Andrew Velez from the NYC Jazz Record writes "This is an amazing ensemble, playing music like no others these days. There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever...GTO is creating its own electrifying musical gold."
Phil Freeman of Burning Ambulance raves "Book of Rhapsodies is out this month, and it's nuts in the best possible way. Carpenter is on a mission to make 21st Century listeners aware of just how much awesome music was being made in the early decades of the 20th...a hell of a lot of fun." Lucid Culture describes it as a "joyous, vaudevillian ride...with a couple additional, absolutely killer tracks from the Raymond Scott catalog."
Here are some fantastic photographs from our CD release show at SubCulture taken by Peter Gannushkin. You can see the entire set here and more of Peter's work at downtownmusic.net.