In April 2013, Morlove returns with Old Tomorrow, marking a major evolution for the West Coast orchestral folk band. Based on the pattern of Pattern itself, Old Tomorrow seeks to reassemble a fragmented worldview. Creators Corwin Fox and Emily Millard (Miss Emily Brown) took to the books, uncovering knitting patterns, folk legends, urban designs and cycles of the moon and stars. Things got geeky -- they also got interesting. Listeners will hear strings interpreting the honeycomb weaving pattern as if notes on a page. Intimate voices harmonize the relative frequencies of the light spectrum of a rainbow. Old Tomorrow is Morlove's second full-length album and their most expansive undertaking since debut album All of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over, put forward for the 2010 Polaris Prize. Fans will hear the band breaking through their own patterns; the find the climbs higher, the peaks more radial and the valleys further-reaching.
Recorded in a two-story geodesic dome on Quadra Island, British Columbia, the album features string players Hannah Epperson (violin) and Christina Zaenker (cello) as well as Jake Jenne (drums), Neil Burnett (Celtic harp) and Manjinder Benning (tabla, dilruba) with many tracks captured live-off-the-floor.
released 23 April 2013
Corwin Fox - vocals, ukelele, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, mandolin, percussion & drums (6)
Miss Emily Brown - vocals, keys, autoharp, french horn, harmonium, bandura
Hannah Epperson - violin, backup vocals (4, 6, 7)
Christina Zaenker - cello, backup vocals (4, 6, 7)
Jake Jenne - drums
Neil Burnett - Celtic harp (2, 9, 10)
Manjinder Benning - tablas (4), dilruba (3), cajon (8), backup vocals (4)
Brandon Smith - Kimball Theatre Organ (5)
Co-written and produced by Corwin Fox & Miss Emily Brown
Audio Engineering, Mixing & Mastering: Corwin Fox
Additional Audio Engineering: Paul Keim
Bed tracks recorded in a geodesic dome on Quadra Island BC. Drum tracking at Dove Creek Studio, Courtenay BC. Overdubs at Pleasantville, Cumberland BC.
"Jane" contains a recording we made of a wax cylinder at the National Music Centre in Calgary AB. The original wax cylinder plays "My Little Jane", written by Fleeson-Von Tilzer and performed by The Crescent Trio in 1921.
Quilt artwork: Louise Dixon, Redfish Quilts, Toronto ON
Design & additional artwork: Patrick Connelly, The Department of Public Image, Vancouver BC
Canada Council for the Arts; The National Music Centre & Brandon Smith; The Banff Centre for the Arts, David Pay & Geoffrey Shoesmith; Rebecca Foon; Sarah Murphy; Stefano Bollani; Paul Keim & Mary Murphy; Doug Cox; Johan Hultqvist; Fred Penner; Paul Crawford & Julie Fowler; Carla & Shawn Stephenson; Louise Dixon; Patty C; Brian Lye; Ben & Willow Friday; Bold Point Neighbours; Michael Millard; Orion, Lilith and John Cleasby; Kirsten, Kaya & Tao.
This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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