Everything about Aryk Crowder has been about building a sturdy, tangible structure on which his unique vision can thrive.
From his early four-track recordings in a studio apartment to recent grass-roots efforts in crowd-sourcing and charity work to the hand-stamped artwork and distribution of his 2x4 EP series it's all innovative, creative and certainly DIY, but Crowder's ethic also hearkens back to a time before DIY was hip or underground. With his own two hands, Crowder isn't building walls in order to stand-out, so much as bridges.
Crowder's connections to his fans are far from done when the final note is sung or the last instrument cable is wrapped up for the night. He's bringing human emotion back in an age of a point-and-click music industry.