available for purchase here.
released November 23, 2018
Edmar Colón • saxophones
Steve Conroy • bass
Wendy Eisenberg • guitar & noise
Aiden Garabed Farrell • drums & percussion
Peter Godart • keyboards
Henry Ott • guitar
Lukas Papenfusscline • vox
Abby Swidler • violin & viola
Julia Rose Duray & Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn • spoken vocals
Produced (& additional engineering) by Lily Wen
Engineered by Peter Atkinson
Mixed by Peter Atkinson and Lily Wen
Mastered by Henry Ott
Album art by Alia Wilhelm
all songs traditional, arranged by mammifères & friends.
recorded at blue jay studios, chamber of commerce, & elsewhere.
partly mixed at figure 8 studios.
"a collage of sound with an experimental polish, punctuated by all the blips and wailing electronica that buries and drags these songs into the vastness of the variable world ... We described lead vocalist and bandleader Lukas Papenfusscline’s previous placement in our Year’s Best back in 2016, as a “hallucinogenic field recording from the road”, but Olema is eminently more jarring and realized, with ... a terrifying tone transforming the songs of our centuries into the rantings of madmen. Essential, in all meanings of the word; a divine, disquieting artifact of the folkways." - Cover Lay Down