Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Local CD of the Day: Future Builders' One Note at a Time Comp.

By Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 5:05 PM

Today we spotlight not a song, not an artist, but an entire compilation of music by local youth. The Future Builders are four East Bay teens who have banded together to raise money and awareness for humanitarian and environmental organizations worldwide. Their mission is channelled through local music: In addition to producing this CD, the Future Builders have organized benefit concerts in Oakland for more than a year. Impressively, ten of One Note at a Time's thirteen tracks were recorded by fifteen-year-old Zeke Nierenberg in his bedroom studio. Nierenberg also produced the entire CD, with assistance from Nathan Brietling and fellow Future Builders Adam Becker (fifteen), Hannah Kopp-Yates (sixteen), and Andrew Miller (fifteen). The collection includes songs from Panda, Duct Tape Mafia, Stop the Malarky, and 5606. All proceeds from the $10 compilation go to Sustainable Harvest International, which assists farmers in planting sustainable, rainforest-restoring crops.

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