THE BLACKENED AIR

The second album — It was released in 2002 by Touch and Go Records. The album was recorded almost completely live, with the band set up in a semi-circle in one corner of the studio, over a six-day period in 2001 at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago.The final track, “That’s All There Is”, was held over from sessions for her debut, Dogs.

The album’s cover was painted by Nastasia’s father Jim, and was inspired by the album track “Ocean”

credits

Steve Albini – Recorded & engineered by Steve Albini
Mastered by Steven Rooke
Nina Nastasia – guitar, vocals
Jay Bellerose – drums
Joshua Carlebach – accordion
Stephen Day – cello
Gerry Leonard – guitar, mandolin
Gonzalo Munoz – saw
Dave Richards – bass
Dylan Willemsa – violin
Peter Yanowitz – drums on “That’s All There Is”
Kennan Gudjonsson – artwork, mastering, package design

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