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Release Date: January 24, 2006

ESTER DRANG’s third full length, Rocinate, catapults the band even further into their patented synth-dripped rhythms, throbbing percussion, rising horns and post-gazer grandeur, having as much in common with Brian Eno’s mournful drone as they do The Notwist’s passionate textures. Rocinate affords these Oklahomans the freedom to orchestrate their imagination into a beautiful ensemble of tracks; proving that songs not only have the power to elevate, to leave you infiltrated, but when properly strung together can be as transcendent as they are moving.

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Scott Solter

Recorded at Tiny Telephone and 15th Street in San Francisco CA February 5-25
Additional recording:
Metal Camp in Seattle, WA engineered by Casey Foubert.
El Casino in Huntington Beach, CA engineered by Frank Lenz
Horns and selected sounds recorded by Ester Drang at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK
Strings recorded by Alex Lazara in Chapel Hill, NC
Remaining tracks recorded by Ester Drang at home in Broken Arrow, OK
Mixed at Tiny Telephone
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side in Tenafly, NJ
Layout by Evan Jones

Ester Drang: Bryce Chambers, Jeff Shoop, and James McAlister

Additional Musicians:
Casey Foubert-bass guitar, lap steel, high strung acoustic guitar, high life guitar
Frank Lenz-processed drums, string arrangement on 4
Yuuki Matthews-bass guitar on 1
Jonathan Ford-bass guitar on 3
Chad Copelin-Hammond B3, bass guitar on 4
Christian Wargo-12 string guitar on 4
Steve Craft-orchestral percussion
Jeff Shadley-trumpet and flugelhorn
Daniel Hart-violin and viola, additional string arrangement
Wendy Allen-vocals

1. Come Back Alive
2. Valencia’s Dying Dream
3. Grave Mistake
4. Hooker with a Heart of Gold
5. Great Expectations
6. Everyone is a Victim
7. Smoke and Air
8. Caledonia
9. White Lies
10. Proustian Moments