You were there, among the luminous beings. You did not know how you had arrived, or what language they were speaking, but you understood they meant no harm and they wished to sing you a story.
It was important.
Their words, somehow familiar, shimmered on the verge of meaning. And as their iridescent music enfolded you, you knew they longed for you to understand.
Then it was over, and you awoke, and you were back.
This is what you remember.
Femke Weidema, vocals
Joshua Penman, vocals 1, 2, 3, 6, cymbals 1, bells 3, throat singing 5, harmonium 6
Mark Robertson, violin
Maia Jasper, violin
Luke Maurer, viola 4, 5
Aaron Oltman, viola
Timothy Loo, cello
Karmen Suter, flute 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, piccolo 2, 6, alto flute 2, 5, 6
Alison Bjorkdal, harp
Paul Klintworth, horn
Noam Aharon, Indian mandolin 1, 2, 4, 5
Evan Fraser, shaker 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, tamborine 4, 5, bandir 1, daf 2, 3, cymbals 3, berimbau 6
all composition, keyboards, production, and mixing by Joshua Penman
mastered by Kevin Metcalfe
recorded at Entourage Studios (strings, flute, horn), System Krush Studios (Indian mandolin), and Blue Giant Studios (harp)
all recorded by Joshua Penman except harp by Jason Schimmel
Digital painting by Andrew Jones based on a photograph by Sequoia Emmanuelle with makeup by Ashely Joy Beck. Akara logo by Xavi. Layout and design by Joshua Penman.