A Torch to Feed the Coal

by Ship Shape

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about

The second full-length album from Calgary alt-folk-rock beauties Ship Shape. (Five songs are hidden until you download them.) This time the sound is much more hi-fi and layered than on Please Ask. Bed tracks were recorded at a cabin on Windermere Lake, B. C. over the course of a foggy weekend in December 2013. The rest was done taking the time to get it right at Arran's Acoustikitty studio.

credits

released April 25, 2015

Luke Colborne - bass guitar, bg vocal
Brent Crosson - lap steel guitar, bg vocal
Arran Fisher - lead vocal, guitar left, harmonica
Sean Grier - guitar right, bg vocal
Scott Moffat - drums, bg vocal, tambourine

Joel Tobman sings background vocal on "S. S. Sinking Heart" and plays bass on "A Cold Wind Down in the Valley". Jenny Conway Fisher and Ellen Sullivan sing background vocals on "A Cold Wind Down in the Valley". Foon Yap plays acoustic and electric violins on "A Torch to Feed the Coal". Clarinet, accordion, theremin, percussions, keyboards, additional guitars and bass on "S. S. Sinking Heart" are played by Arran Fisher.

Produced and engineered by Arran Fisher at Acoustikitty, Calgary.
Initial tracking was done at a lakeside cabin in British Columbia in December 2013. Thanks to Luke Colborne for special production assistance.

Mastered by John Golden, Ventura, USA.

All songs by Arran Fisher (SOCAN)

Cover art assemblage by Ellen Kirkpatrick from photos by Arran Fisher.
Disc label and vinyl back cover image by Jenny Conway Fisher. Layout by Arran Fisher.

Thank you to Ellen Kirkpatrick, Noel Heard and the Grier family.
Extra special gratitude to Jenny.
For Lenora

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Ship Shape Calgary, Alberta

Ship Shape is the monolithic alt-folk-rock band headed by ex-Summerlad, respected producer and generally awesome guy Arran Fisher. Huge slabs of dark folk dirge are interspersed with a catchy melodic feel to make what has been dubbed "Woodcore". Their shows are the stuff of legend.

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