Producer Nate Pyfer doesn’t just hear songs—he hears songs and wonders how he can push the boundaries to make the song its fullest representation of itself. Pyfer, a resident of Utah County and a staple at Provo’s music enclave, Velour Live Music Gallery, has been producing music for years. But it was only in the fall of 2012 that he quit his day job to focus on music full-time. He’s been the man behind the music for, arguably, the best half dozen Utah albums in the past several years, including LPs from The Moth & the Flame, Polytype, Mideau, Parlor Hawk and, currently, l’anarchiste. Big things are to come for Pyfer.
*To capture the “Man Behind the Music” idea, I asked Pyfer if he’d be willing to help me build a wall of instruments. The answer was a resounding, “Yes!” At one point during the build, Pyfer said, “This is my savings account … you’re looking at it.” Music aficionados will probably recognize some of these classic instrument. Here’s the complete list: Prophet 12, Moog Source, Korg Lambda, Roland JX-8P, Wurli, Analog Systems French Connection, Elektron Analog 4, S.C. Drumtraks, and a Fender Princeton.
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