CD copies of Spectral Dusk available by mail order through Outside Music:
Evening Hymns are sung from the cathedrals of tall trees. They capture the spirit of moments, of friends around a bonfire on a foggy beach, the crunching of snowshoes in the silence of a winter night and memories of tribal boys growing up with pellet guns, fishing rods, and handmade forts.
Spectral Dusk covers very personal issues, and takes Evening Hymns to the next level, musically and lyrically, from their acclaimed debut record‚ Spirit Guides (2009). A study of loss, pain, and hope and a pathway drawn out of the dark into the light, Spectral Dusk finds Jonas Bonnetta dealing, through music, with the loss of his father three years ago. This record spills its guts out on the floor, and yet so softly it leaves the listener no option but to reflect on their own mortality. An album as dense as it is spatial, Spectral Dusk moves from droning bliss (Irving Lake Access Road) into anthemic chants (Cabin In The Burn). A record to be experienced more than listened to. An environment to exist in for an hour. A small retreat from the world.
Recorded in a log cabin in Northern Ontario with the band’s closest friends, it features members of The Wooden Sky, Timber Timbre, City and Colour, and more.
Spectral Dusk is being released in Canada on Shuffling Feet Records (distributed by Outside), in Germany on Strange Ways Records and in France on Kütu Folk Records, and will be supported with tours in Canada and Europe later this year.
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released 21 August 2012
Written by Jonas Bonnetta
Recorded in the woods near Perth, Ontario in the winter of 2010 and at the Glen Gordon in Toronto, Ontario in 2011.
Recorded and mixed by James Bunton.
Produced by James Bunton and Jonas Bonnetta
Mastered by Fedge
Thanks to Diana and Jerrard Smith for use of their home in the snowy woods where we recorded most of this album.
Thanks to all of the musicians/friends who played on the record. This would've all crumbled without your delicate hands and massive hearts.
Thanks to James Bunton for continuously guiding me into the light while making records.
Thanks to Mom, Jake, Josh and Rachel. This record is for us.
Thanks to Shuffling Feet Records, Kutu Folk Records, Strangeways Records, and the team at Gastspielreisen for helping release the album.
Thanks to all our close friends in Europe who have gone above and beyond for us.