It’s not often that a life-long dream shows up at your door asking to be let in. So when the opportunity presented itself for Jeff Shiffman, Scott Post, and I to stop simply talking about collaborating on a music album and to finally act on our ambition, the choice was obvious.
Having all grown up together in a suburb of Detroit, we found in each other not only a strong friendship, but also a passion and deftness for music. From a young age, each of us played a variety of instruments (piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, percussion) before assembling together on our high school marching band drum line. We then carried our music interests with us to college; Jeff formed The Indiana Trip Factory and toured Bloomington, while Scott and I collaborated on PKP – an electronic music venture – and spun records at various venues around East Lansing and Ann Arbor. We began our respective post-college careers and eventually all found a calling in Los Angeles. Reunited once again, it didn’t take long for us to start discussing a collaboration project. It wasn’t until the summer of 2011 when Scott found a good location for our make-shift music studio that the plan seemed attainable.
Inside of a small room packed with musical instruments, beat machines, synthesizers, MIDI controllers, computers, a stocked mini-fridge, and three broad-minded guys, Assemble the Noise was born. A unique sound blending our personal talents and influences began to form. Organic jam sessions produced seeds for songs that would later be crafted into the four full-length tracks on our self-titled debut EP.
We hope you find our style of music engaging, energizing, creative, and most of all, enjoyable. If you do, please tell a friend to check out our website or iTunes to download their copy of the album.
Lastly, this feels like a great opportunity to thank our wives, 3 amazing women who have displayed an incredible amount of patience as we’ve burned away countless hours in the studio. Without their love and support this project would never have taken shape.
Thanks for taking the time to explore our craft! Check back with us soon for music and content updates.
– Mike Kwapisz