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Forever Growing, whose blend of driving electroacoustic drums, funk-jazz guitar, and chest thumping production has tailored an audience that loves to dance as much as they love to listen, has created yet another musical journey with the release of their newest album "Can't Argue With A Machine" (available as a free download at forevergrowing.bandcamp.com). The album, by Portland, OR-based guitarist/producer Andrew Becker and Seattle, WA-based drummer/producer Adam Sweet, is another step in the duo's journey towards bridging the gap between organic live jams and electronic production.
With a sophisticated sound that draws from a wide range of influences, Forever Growing's new songs like "Listening and Answering" and "Gluten Free Cigarette" straddle the boundaries of sounds heard at outdoor music festivals, all-night dance halls, and jazz clubs. No style is left untouched by Forever Growing, whose progressive sound weaves ambience and funk-jazz to dub step and psychedelic rock.
After graduating with degrees in jazz from the University of Oregon, Becker and Sweet spent countless hours experimenting with music that was both exciting and challenging to perform but would also get those eager to dance onto the dance floor. Over the years Forever Growing has performed throughout the nation, from festivals and breweries to sweaty basements and late night bars. The duo remains a staple in the northwest music scene, touring nationally multiple times a year and performing locally year-round.
Forever Growing's inimitable live show exhibits a high level of musical talent as well as a telepathy between Becker and Sweet, who seamlessly alternate between guitar, drums, synths and laptops, which creates a multidimensional canvas of sound.