The new recording from Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble, entitled All Material, introduces the group's stunning vocal harmonies and Wilson's adventurous, compellingly complex emotional songcraft. Consisting of five singers -- male and female -- and spare instrumentation including nylon-string guitar, keyboards, and digital effects, the ensemble -- often known as TWVE -- is a tight-knit group of friends that met while attending Bennington College. Recorded in-house by Wilson (following a brief stint living in an RV in NewAm's home neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn), the album has shades of Meredith Monk (whom Wilson worked for), Björk, and Dirty Projectors, while still feeling unique and determined. The album comes beautifully packaged in a limited-edition 12" vinyl release featuring hand-stenciled artwork in a cardboard stock sleeve.
The music of Trevor Wilson and Vocal Ensemble has been described by the Portland Phoenix as, “...utterly unique… just as difficult and noble as his mentor (Monk).” Joe Holt, co-founder of Bandcamp, describes it as “Difficult. Genius. Your grandchildren will call this pop music.”