Scales, 28, was a sax man who discovered the steel pans when he went to Appalachian State University, in Boone, N.C., to study composition. He was hooked, and in the decade since, he had become a monster steel drummer and composer. On the Fourchestra’s self-titled CD, drummer Phill Bronson and bassist Cody Wright show that they are more than up to the challenges of this music, even co-writing several of the tracks.
Hear conversation and streaming music from the CD — “Specifically,” “Lurkin’ (feat. Howard Levy)” and “Life After D (feat. Victor Wooten).”
UPDATE 9:26 p.m. 10.7.13: Since we posted this podcast, Ropeadope Records (home of Snarky Puppy, among others), signed the band and is distributing this album.