This recording was made during a 3 month stay in an old school portable at Gibraltar Point Art Centre on Toronto Island, just a few metres from wide, wild, blue Lake Ontario.
It would not have been possible without the love, support, generosity and thoughtfulness of very many people. I would like to thank my family, especially my parents Sheila and Enzo, and my brother John, the musicians Nick, Cindy, Jennifer, Josh and Claudia, as well as Anna Silverstein, Anna Friz, Angela Rowlings, Colin Clark, Sandro Perri, Dale Morningstar, Ryan Driver, Marcus Quin, Colin Fisher, Dan Whiteley, Amy Millan, Rob Clutton, Thich Nhat Hanh, babies, lovers, parents, friends, enemies, animals, those known and unknown, the roofless farmhouse ruin near our house in Caprino, and the earth it is sinking into.
released March 26, 2012
voice, guitars, bajo sexto, charango, drums, percussion, bass, trombone, musical saw, banjo, feedback, puffed up cheek, sounded and recorded by Doug Tielli
Nick Fraser - drums on Riversea and Santia
Cindy Carroll, Jennifer Castle, Aimée Dann Robinson, Josh Thorpe, John Tielli and Claudia Wittmann - voices on Yes I Am Lonely
Jennifer Castle - voice on Deer
All songs written by Doug Tielli except for the lyrics to Riversea, which is a reworking of a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Artwork by Doug Tielli
Photography by Raphael Bendahan
Layout by Oliver Betts
All songs SOCAN