About ten back and forth email chats, one script reading, and some heavy philosophical musing around the subject of death and dying, indie band CLOUD CULT, www.cloudcult.com, has officially signed on to join me in this incredible creative journey. Though we’re still months away from even filming, once we have footage and rough edits for the band, they will begin creating an original score to bring Lenore’s story to life. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement.
Here’s their drool worthy bio: Craig Minowa is a songwriter/producer and recording engineer who is best known for his band Cloud Cult, for whom he writes and records all of the songs. Minowa’s music has topped the college radio charts for nearly a decade and has won rave reviews from a wide range of media outlets, including the New York Times, MTV, Rolling Stone Magazine, LA Times and Spin Magazine. The Denver Post ranked his music in the “Top 10 Best Albums of the Decade”. He has been offered various major label record deals, but he turned them all down in order to maintain control of the environmental manner in which his CDs are made and in which the band tours. He established Earthology Records in 2000, a not-for-profit record label that is focused on providing musicians with tools to tour and manufacture CDs in an environmentally friendly manner. Although it is now considered trendy in the music industry to be “green”, National Public Radio noted in 2010 that Minowa’s Earthology Records was one of the pioneering leaders. Minowa’s songwriting has been heavily motivated by the unexplained death of his two year old son in 2002. Every album follows the various steps of the grieving process. The most recent CD, his ninth full length album, made it onto the Billboard Charts, which is unheard of for an independent band. It is a concept album about the search for God and the afterlife. In 2008, Minowa also began scoring music for National Geographic documentaries, and has since been commissioned to score more than a dozen feature length documentaries for the channel. His music has also been heard on various mainstream movies and television shows.