Early in 2016, Fundamental Forces was approached to do a spring residency at Substation, a new venue in Seattle. The band was given free reign to present whatever music they’d like to perform, with no stylistic expectations or restrictions. What unfolded is documented here using just room mics and a feed off of the live mixing board.
Those familiar with the group may be surprised by what they hear on Continua. It represents a perspective of the Fundamental Forces catalog that most fans rarely see, especially outside of their home base of Seattle, Washington. Occasionally, given the right opportunity, the band will step outside of their typical boundaries and give a freer, heavier, more psychedelic performance. They harness years of experimentation with digital effects on acoustic instruments in order to create wildly cinematic soundscapes. This is what is captured on Continua- a unique mixture of avant rock, quirky worldbeat, adventurous jazz and jam band improvisation, live and in concert.
All songs written by Rik Wright
Tracks 1 and 2 © 2014, Track 3 © 2015, and Track 4 © 2013 by Booshkaboo Music
Rik Wright – guitar
James DeJoie – alto saxophone
Geoff Harper – bass
Greg Campbell – drums and percussion
Recorded live in concert at Substation in Seattle WA USA during a 3-month residency from March through May 2016.
Produced by Rik Wright
Recorded and engineered by Steve Kennedy-Williams
Venue sound mixing on April 20th, 2016 by Steven Andrea
Venue sound mixing on May 18th, 2016 by Crystal Collins
Mastered by Rik Wright
CD design by Sasha Lannon Kenny
Special thanks to Tim Basaraba for hosting these concert events.