On Sale

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
Horses In The Sky

Sale price

  • - 0%
  • Regular price $14.00
    ( / )

    CST033   2x180gLP • CD • DL

    Release date: 21 March 2005

    Duration: 58:29


    “We recorded some of it next to a campfire by the river, and the sleepy birds even chirped a little there beneath the moonlit trees; “yes we are oh yes we are thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra and tra-la-la band”… troubled fingers strive to knit upward ladders, joyously; THESE SONGS ARE STICKY, WORRIED KNOTS – everyone sang and handclapped too – (we learned to play these songs on the road mostly…)

    “THIS IS OUR TORCHED ESTATES” = 6 busted “waltzes” for world wars 4 thru 6, or the sound of our nervous unit collapsing across sing-song eruptions of anxious light and clumsy heat, “mysteryandwonder, messy hearts made of thunder,” tape recordered at thee mighty hotel2tango for all the GENTLE dreamers to cradle or discard… the politics of it is just love thy neighbour mostly, or heartbroken temper tantrums for grumpy refusers, or saucy anthems for all the stubborn dumbass resistance cadres maybe…(first song’s about war and drug addiction, fourth song’s about kanada, and the rest of it is all love songs trulytrulytruly…) the indignant critics amongst us should note that as usual there’s more questions than answers here, more complaints than solutions, and at times the group singing is a little out of tune; the name of the record is “horses in the sky”, and we thank you all for still listening". 


    2xLP pressed on 180gram vinyl in a thick 24pt chipboard wide-spine jacket printed with three spot colours + 12x12 full colour uncoated cardstock insert + 5x5 artwork booklet.

    CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and artwork booklet.


    Beckie Foon: cello, voice
    Efrim Menuck: guitar, piano, voice
    Ian Ilavsky: guitar, harmonium, voice
    Jessica Moss: violin, piano, glasses, voice
    Scott Gilmore: drums, percussion, guitar, mandolin, voice
    Sophie Trudeau: violin, trumpet, glasses, voice
    Thierry Amar: contrabass, glasses, harmonica, voice

    Recorded at thee mighty Hotel2Tango in Montreal by Howard Bilerman.
    Track 5 recorded at Garfield’s fire pit.
    Mixed by Howard Bilerman and the Tra-La-La Band.
    Mastered by J.F. Chicoine.