If you consume any modern media, you’ve probably heard Jim Thirlwell’s work, even if you don’t recognize the name. He does a litany of orchestrations, most notably for THE VENTURE BROS. [R.I.P.]

He’s best known for a cacophony of minor chords, idiosyncratic programming, brassy elements, and emotional lyricism.

He has an amazingly rich and inventive back-catalog that extends back several decades and has consistently impressed and influenced me over the years.

I could spend an entire year writing about his works, but instead I’m cherry-picking from a handful of select albums.

I’ll note that I’ll indulge Thirlwell’s love of four-character verbs, even if that means dropping a few vowels and swapping in nouns.

So, starting Monday, welcome to “FOETUS ‘WEEK’”!