Thee Conductor "Ennoia"
Meet Thee Conductor, a band led by the multi-talented Jason Butler. With decades of experience in the music industry and a lifetime of stories etched on his face, Butler has been busy creating his latest album “Ennoia”. The record showcases a strong and cohesive musical direction, giving listeners an authentic glimpse into the inner workings of Butler’s mind.
For this album, Butler chose to pair down his roster of players and singers, ensuring that every note and every word served a purpose. The result is a precise and focused sonic experience that is truly reflective of Butler’s artistry. In his own words, “This record is the most ‘me’ I have yet to do”.
Adding to the magic of “Ennoia”, Butler invited the legendary Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham) to lend his emotive and vulnerable voice instrument to each track. The partnership between Oldham’s voice and Butler’s lyrics is truly unique, creating an honest and poignant listening experience that will tug at your heartstrings.
Butler also brought in some heavy hitters to add their own unique touch to the album. Glenn Kotche (Wilco) joins on two tracks, creating a wild percussive ride with sounds of Kalimba, a drum kit, and various other toys on the first, and a soft textured and grounded pulse that pushes Butler’s words and Oldham’s voice to the front on the second. Meanwhile, Kevin Shea weaves in and out of controlled mania on the first track, adding to the overall complexity of the musical experience.
Justin Douglas (King Electric Recording) and Christopher Cox (arrangements) are vital partners in the makeup of Thee Conductor, playing critical roles in bringing Butler’s vision to life. And the album features other notable guests, including the Tosca String Quartet, Jeremy Lemos, and Delaine Leonard.
With “Ennoia”, Thee Conductor proves once again that they are a force to be reckoned with. Get ready to be transported on a journey of sound and emotion that is truly unforgettable.