Recorded from Autumn to Winter of 2014-15, Dance of Remembrance is a collection of 10 songs about leaving, uncertainty, comfort, memory, and coming back, by New Jersey songwriter Seán Patrick Eckmann, recording under the pseudonym Waiting on the Dawn. He is accompanied musically by a number of cherished friends, and is inspired by artists like Sufjan Stevens, Allo Darlin', and Neutral Milk Hotel.
When he's not making music, Seán enjoys Thai food, driving, and looking at maps. He dislikes cold weather, military dictatorships, and global warming. He finds comfort in Jesus, tea, and knowing that in the future he will only have to worry about cold weather OR global warming.
released 16 April 2015
All lyrics by Seán Patrick Eckmann except "Midnight Sun (Ochi Chiornie)" by Seán Patrick Eckmann and Yevhen Hrebinka, translated from the Russian original by Peter Farnbank.
Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Melodica, Tambourine, and Vocals by Seán Patrick Eckmann
Bass by Steven Donahue
Drums by Alex Greene
Vibraphone by Travis John Salim
Electric Guitar, Mandolin, and Trombone by Alec Hanslowe
Trumpet by Brian Bernotas
Guitar in "Prologue (The Escape)" written by Nikki Marroccoli
All songs produced by Steven Donahue and Seán Patrick Eckmann, with the exception of "Daughter of Bohemia" produced by Brian Bernotas and Seán Patrick Eckmann, and "Interlude #1 (Flight)" and "Interlude #2 (Splendor)" produced by Seán Patrick Eckmann.
Album art adapted from "La Carmago Dancing" by Nicolas Lancret, c. 1730 (public domain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)
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