Anyone who's ever heard Superhuman Happiness -- especially on their highly recommended latest album 'Hands,' on Royal Potato Family -- knows the Brooklyn band has the ability to merge a diverse range of sound and rhythm into an infectious jam. So they were the obvious choice for the magazine Relix to bring into the Red Bull Studio NYC to work with a Treequencer.
Yes, a Treequencer. Don't bother looking it up on Dictionary.com (I was about to say "in a dictionary," as if). Until a few months ago -- June 16, 2013, to be exact -- the Treequencer didn't exist. It was manifested into this world by a team of makers in Virginia, called North Street Labs. They built the Treequencer over 72 sleep-deprived hours as part of the Red Bull Creation competition.
While the Treequencer didn't win Red Bull Creation -- that distinction went to MB Labs in Chicago -- North Street Labs was invited to bring their Treequencer into the Red Bull Studio in New York City, so that Superhuman Happiness could write a song incorporating the instrument.
The Treequencer is a metal tree-like ... um, creation... that detects movement around it, translating the movements into sound. Superhuman Happiness learned how to operate the Treequencer in no time and within that single recording session had written 'Walk The Line' and recorded it. You can download the song right here. And head over to Relix to see a music video and a behind-the-scenes video of the recording session. It'll make you very happy.
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