We recorded this on two continents---the first half in a frosty, beautiful manor house in Somerset, England in January 2009 and the second half in both Chris's cluttered bedroom and in a neighborhood church with a high, wooden roof in Chris's home town of Clifton, NJ in the autumn of 2009.
It features some of our best friends in the world doing everything from playing harp to making boat noises to singing in our folk choir.
We are very happy with it.
released 06 July 2010
released 19 November 2009
all songs written and performed by the world is not flat
tracks 1-5 produced, engineered, and mixed by rhys downing
tracks 6-11 produced, engineered, and mixed by peter hochstedler
additional engineering (in part 2) by chris roush
part i recorded in quantock lodge, somerset, england january 2009
part ii recorded in grace church and chris's parent's house clifton, nj, usa october 2009
cranes, passing trains, polish church, parthenon and jericho written by roxy
the twenty-one balloons, the top of the mountain, quantock lodge, glastonbury, and the second forest written by chris
roxanne brennan: vocals, guitar, pipe organ (10)
christopher faroe: vocals, guitar
peter hochstedler: pipe organ (10), jazz organ (4), vocals (6,7,9), drums (10), bass (10)
rhys downing: percussion (1,4), electric guitar (2)
johanna faroe: harp (8,10), vocals (7,9)
ric wade: trumpet (2)
greta eacott: drums (2), percussion (2)
ioan morris: bass (2)
additional vocals by lucie kinchin (3), angela willson (7,9), and chris roush (7)
we are grateful to:
all the loved ones along our way,
rhys, peter, toby, lucie, lucie's granny, lucie's family, angela, johanna, gretta, ioan, ric, chris roush, kelsey garrity-riley, steve brett, mark taylor, elaine, grace church in clifton nj, howard williams, edward pope, telling the bees, all of catweazle, our parents, our brothers, all our coconspirators, our fellow explorers, our friends.
we know too many incredible people.
special thanks to peter hochstedler and rhys downing, the tireless, the sleepless.
artwork by kelsey garrity-riley (kgriley.com