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The Abominable Stringband

an exploration of acoustic music in two acts

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Acoustic Nomads was always envisioned as a collective, more than the sum of its members.

 

In recording "The Abominable Stringband Vol. 1 & 2" this vision was fully realized.

For one frenzied week, we lived together in a studio called "Great North Sound Society" in Parsonsfield, Maine.

 

There we recorded 18 brand new songs, all written or arranged by our musicians for the band.  

"The Abominable Stringband Volume 1" was the first album to coalesce from this session in 2021, with "Volume 2" following in the Fall of 2022.  

We are very proud of the playing, the writing, and the musical cohesion we achieved with this record, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it! 

- Acoustic Nomads

Pictures from the recording of "The Abominable Stringband" Albums - taken by Louise Bichan

Ethan Setiawan Recording @ GNSS Studios 2021
Parker Ousley in studio @ GNSS 2021
Maurizio Fiore Salas @ GNSS 2021
Sofia Chiarandini in studio @ GNSS 2021
João Perrusi in studio @ GNSS 2021
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Ethan, G Rockwell, and Noah @ Arts at the Armory 2022, Joni Lohr PC
Acoustic Nomads Rehearse @ GNSS

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Album Credits

Personnel: 

Violin - Sofia Chiarandini
Mandolin - Ethan Setiawan
Guitar & Venezuelan Cuatro - Maurizio Fiore Salas
Guitar - João Perrusi
Cello - Parker Ousley
Bass - Noah Harrington

Banjo & Guitar - G Rockwell (Vol. 2, Track 7)

Engineered by Ethan Setiawan

Mixed & Mastered by Nathaniel "Tano" Brock

Graphic Design & Album Art by Kelly Chiarandini

Album Back by Noah Harrington

Photography by Louise Bichan

Recorded May 20th-26th 2021, at Great North Sound Society, Parsonsfield, ME

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Acoustic Nomads would like to thank The Iguana Fund of Club Passim for the grant that served as the seed money for these albums.  Without your support, we could not have made this art. 

 

Special thanks to our friends, our families, our loved ones, and our communities for supporting us through these difficult years, and to our musicians for being so courageous, open, and trusting. Music cannot exist without patience and vulnerability, and you delivered more than we ever expected.

 

Lastly, we are eternally grateful to you, dear listener, for taking a chance on new music. It is small acts of courage and generosity like yours that will allow all 7 billion of us on Earth, bit by bit, to emerge into a new world entirely of our choosing.

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