While society is littered with a myriad of dividing factors, music has always acted as a device that promoted the transparency of difference. The Portland Cello Project
demonstrated this unification of musical communities. Their cover of Kanye West's "All of the Lights" has created a stir within the music world. It was first performed at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, and PCP has finished recording the viral hit for iTunes.
The track was recorded in the oldest church in Portland, and it was produced by Douglas Jenkins. Rachel Blumberg (Norfolk and Western, Bright Eyes, Decemberists) and Matthew Berger (Musee Mecanique) are the percussionists. PCP has received national notoriety for their extensive variety, contributions from a diverse assortment of collaborators, and performances in atypical settings.
Listen to the Portland Cello Project's rendition of "All of the Lights" below.
Don't forget to check out our own capture of PCP in action, check out the link below to watch their set from one of our favorite Philadelphia shoots.
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PCP at First Unitarian Church
The Portland Cello Project on Myspace