From CDbaby.com: "Gunsling Birds have crafted a brooding, lush album of ruminant indie folk rock. But it's the kind of introspective somberness that you want to listen to on repeat and really inhabit."
Abode of Kings in a Derelict Kingdom was recorded between the spring of 2007 and the winter of 2008, whereupon it was released in March of 2009. Scott Hallam, who constitutes the core of Gunsling Birds, worked in tandem with friends and producers Seth Faulk and Frank Wartinger, who also performed drums and piano, respectively. Also featured are the bass skills of Mike Tuccillo of funk/soul band Julius C.
released March 26, 2009
All music and lyrics written by Scott Hallam, with the exception of tracks 1,4,8,13 written by Frank Wartinger, Scott Hallam, and a self-aware Alesis NanoPiano.
Singing, guitar, keyboards, and drum and instrument programming by Scott Hallam. Piano, keyboards, ukulele, and E-bow guitar by Frank Wartinger. Drums by Seth Faulk. Bass by Mike Tuccillo. Cello on tracks 2, 3, and 12 by Mary Kim.
Recorded and produced by Frank Wartinger and Seth Faulk at the Cosmonaut Union HQ. Mixed by Wil Farr. Mastered by Frank Wartinger.
Art direction and design by Bryan Hallam. Photography by Takako Nishizawa.
The title "Abode of Kings in a Derelict Kingdom" from the photo essay of the same name by Austin Andrews at www.sequential-one.com
used with permission.