released April 18, 2017
Released March 8, 2011
This album is dedicated to Joseph.
Produced by: Socalled
All words and music by Geoff Berner except...
Mayn Rue Platz: By Morris Rosenfeld.
Mandarin lyrics by Yen-Liang Tung & Lan Tung.
Daloy Polizei: Traditional Tune. Berner words.
Jail: by Slutarded
Oh My Golem: Words by Geoff Berner, music by Geoff Berner and Socalled.
Percussion, all organic drums except on “Jackie”. Backup vocals.
Lubo Alexandrov: Electric Guitar.
Geoff Berner: Most lead vocals, accordion.
Bob Cohen: Some violin, some shouting.
Gloriously Meshed Violins by Les Filles Mitraillettes, who are:
Brigitte Dajczer: Violin. In particular, the solos on “Wealthy Poet” and “Cherry Blossoms”. Backup vocals.
Diona Davies: Lead vocal on “Jail”. Violin, in particular, the solos on “Mayn Rue Platz” and “Daloy Polizei”. Backup vocals.
Josh Dolgin: All piano, keyboards, sampled beats.
Benjy Fox-Rosen: Bass, backup vocals.
Lan Tung: Vocals and Erhu on “Mayn Rue Platz”
Michael Winograd: Clarinet.
Additional suitcase percussion by Jamie Thompson
Recorded by: Graham Lessard at The Treatment Room, Montreal, Canada
Mixed by: Graham Lessard with Socalled Tone of Hanging Out Set By: Bob Cohen
Mastered by: Ryan Morey
Artwork and design by Marek Colek & Pat Shewchuk a.k.a. Tin Can Forest
All images ©tin can forest
Mr. Berner’s Emergency Medical Response Team: Karina Zeidler
To the Admired and Indispensable:
Genevieve Buechner, Margot Berner, Joseph Zeidler-Berner, Sarge and Nancy Berner, Paulette Zeidler, Justin Newall, Benny Braaten, Eric Stein at the Ashkenaz Festival, Angela Teistler, Ken Beattie, Rae Spoon, François Létourneau, Jason Webley, Christophe Cerri and Susann Rumplecker, Bob Cohen, Beatrice Cardin, Bruce Triggs and Rowan Lipkovits at Accordion Noir, Gary Cristall, Randy Iwata, Beez and all the other good folks at Mint Records, Kaizers Orchestra band and crew, Poopsie, Deb Dilworth, Helen Spitzer, Michael Barclay, Kerry Clarke, Dan Kahn and the Painted Bird, Jack Falk, the helpful people at the Canada Council for the Arts, Damón Zurawski, Claudia Floritz, Neworld Theatre, Ariadne Bechthold, Corb Lund, Martti Trillisch, Tom Brekke, Mushi Jenner, Yuriy Gurzhy, The Artswells Festival, The Realones, Meghan Haberl, Carolyn Mark, and of course that amiable rascal, Cameron Noyes.
We acknowledge the financial support of Government of Canada through the Canada Music fund (CMF) for our sound recording activities.
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