Thomas Pynchon is one of the great unheard lyricists. His award-winning novel, Gravity's Rainbow, is stuffed full of song lyrics. Depending on how you count, there are around 100 in the book. Over the course of a year, the Thomas Pynchon Fake Book managed to set twenty-eight of them to music. A limited run CD the group put out also featured two bonus instrumentals inspired by the work, "The White Visitation" and "The Lonely Rocketman."
The project doubled as an experiment in online music collaboration. Thirty seven people across four states contributed tracks. In June of 2009 the group held a CD release party in Portland, OR.
The entirety of the work can be downloaded at MediaFire.