The third album by The Nowhere Man. The result of a year of living in Germany and six months of recording. Primarily written and recorded with an acoustic guitar I bought in Hannover.
released May 16, 2011
All songs written by Patrick Vacek, June 2009 – April 2011, except track 13 coda written July 2008.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Vacek at the Pestalozzi Palace, St. Louis, MO, November 2010 – May 2011, except for the following: drums on tracks 3 and 11 recorded at Craig's apartment, drums on tracks 1 and 7 recorded and mixed by Brad Schumacher in association with Oo-de-lally Audio, and track 13 coda recorded July 2008 at the Laughing Street Studio, Böttingen, Germany.
All instruments and vocals performed by Patrick Vacek, except for the following: drums on tracks 3 and 11 by Craig Hurst, drums on tracks 1 and 7 by Austin Case, additional vocals on tracks 5, 8, 10, and 13 by Joshua Potter, and Tuvan throat singing on track 1 coda by Paul Donnelly.
Thanks to all the wonderful people and organizations I got to know while living in Germany: Alina, Henrik, Iris, and Michael; Herr Mainka and the Carl Duisberg Centrum Köln; Andrzej and Daniela; the Fachhochschule Hannover Informatik Abteilung and the FHH Erasmus students; Natalie; Arkadius, Raphael, Felix, Bernhard Esslinger, and the Cryptography Competence Center; the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange; and Candice, Emma, Mackenzie, Elaine, and the rest of the 26th PPPler. Special thanks to Margaret and Theresa for the bodhrán. Additional thanks to my family and friends for their support.
Cover photography by Patrick Vacek, Köln, Germany, September 2009.