Recorded at the Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto and produced by James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Evening Hymns), Ptarmigan's self-titled follow-up album explores both the process of artistic creation and the fragility of divisions between past, present and future. The band delivers complex and evocative musicality, carving out meaning with lyrical allegory and texturally layered sound. Calling to mind celestial charts, sweeping windstorms, and otherworldly wanderings, these are songs that invite dreamscapes. Modern in their originality, shaded with medieval feeling, Ptarmigan is an anthology of an undefined time. Music and Lyrics © Ptarmigan (2016) SOCAN.
Ptarmigan’s debut album, ‘Eliak and the Dream’, was released in January 2013. Recorded in Toronto with the help of some amazing and talented friends, it marks the culmination of more than two years of writing and arranging. The result is a songbook which is highly inventive, melodic, and poetic, and which explores the shifting boundaries between the human, the natural, and the surreal.
Released January 1, 2013
Lyrics by Peter McMurtry, music by Peter McMurtry and Ptarmigan
Recorded and Engineered by Jimmy Bowskill
Mixed and Mastered by Shawn Jurek