Strings and Horns at Trout Recording, Brooklyn NY
In June 2016, strings and horns were recorded at Trout Recording in Brooklyn with Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family, Antony & the Johnsons, Angels of Light Swans). Bryce is a long-time collaborator with Carpenter, having mixed the last Beat Circus record Boy From Black Mountain (2009) and vocals for Carpenter’s record with The Confessions The Far End of the World (2015).
Brooklyn resident and Ghost Train Orchestra member Emily Bookwalter, who toured with Beat Circus in California as part of The Barbary Coast, recorded viola with violinist Abigale Reisman. Quinn Carson, who was also part of the California crew, recorded trombone with original Beat Circus member tubist Ron Caswell and multi-instrumentalist Alec Spiegelman.