FOR MIRIAM

EP

The project is a narrative meditation on bravery through space and breath. Written and performed by Ellayo (Natalia Schwien).

Produced by Grammy-nominated Tony Maserati protégé Jon Castelli (Macklemore, Kesha, 6lack), the vocal and instrumental basis of each piece was recorded live in sound-specific spaces throughout the US: a church in Connecticut, a barn in Pennsylvania, a cabin in Ojai, California.

The EP's five songs draw inspiration from ancient hymns and classical orchestral pieces to modern instrumental music; with the exception of a binaural delta-brainwave on the final piece, there are no electronically created sounds throughout.

Collaborators on the project include string arranger and performer Rob Moose (Bon Iver, yMusic), drummer Jeremy Gustin (Albert Hammond Jr, Jesse Harris), woodwind player Stuart Bogie (Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio), percussionist Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and The Hazelrigg Brothers on upright bass and piano.

I WAS, I WAS Feat. Rob Moose

Performed by Ellayo
Written by Natalia Schwien
Vocal Arrangement by Natalia Schwien
Produced by Jon Castelli
Mixed by Jon Castelli at The Gift Shop
String Arrangement by Rob Moose
Violin/Viola by Rob Moose

Engineer for Mix by Ingmar Carlson
Mastered by Dale Becker
Additional Vocal Arrangement by William Carson Graham
Recorded by Jon Castelli and Ron Entwistle
Recorded at First Presbyterian Church, New Canaan, CT

MIMIC

Performed by Ellayo
Written by Natalia Schwien
Produced by Jon Castelli
Mixed by Jon Castelli at The Gift Shop
Upright Bass by Geoff Hazelrigg
Piano/Organ by George Hazelrigg
Drums by Jeremy Gustin

Engineer for Mix by Ingmar Carlson
Mastered by Dale Becker
Recorded by Jon Castelli and Ron Entwistle
Recorded at Cradle Valley Farm, New Hope, PA

MOREL

Performed by Ellayo
Written by Natalia Schwien
Produced by Jon Castelli
Additional Production by Ruven
Mixed by Jon Castelli at The Gift Shop
Upright Bass by Geoff Hazelrigg
Piano by George Hazelrigg
Mbira by George Hazelrigg
Percussion by Mauro Refosco
Quaker Meeting Bell by Ron Entwistle

Engineer for Mix by Ingmar Carlson
Mastered by Dale Becker
Recorded by Jon Castelli and Ron Entwistle
Recorded at Cradle Valley Farm, New Hope, PA
Additional Recording at Moon Recording, Brooklyn, NY

MY SAINTS

Performed by Ellayo
Written by Natalia Schwien
Produced by Jon Castelli
Mixed by Jon Castelli at the Gift Shop
Upright Bass by Geoff Hazelrigg
Piano by George Hazelrigg
Contra Alto Clarinet by Stuart Bogie
Quaker Meeting Bell by Ron Entwistle

Engineer for Mix by Ingmar Carlson
Additional Engineering by Lane Banning
Mastered by Dale Becker
Recorded by Jon Castelli and Ron Entwistle
Recorded at Cradle Valley Farm, New Hope, PA
Additional Recording at Moon Recording, Brooklyn, NY

MARY MARY Part One

Performed by Ellayo
Written by Natalia Schwien
Produced by Jon Castelli
Mixed by Jon Castelli at The Gift Shop

Engineer for Mix by Ingmar Carlson
Recorded by Jon Castelli
Mastered by Dale Becker
Recorded in a cabin in Ojai, CA

VISUAL CREATIVE TEAM

Visual Creative Direction by Mogollon
Photography & Film by Ioulex
Costume by Christian Joy
Makeup & Hair by Yuko Mizuno

SPECIAL THANKS

Grandpa & My Family, Mick Szal, Brian Parker, Dave Rife, Atafeh Karimi, Candace & Stephen Phillips, Rev. Paul Gilmore, Jesse Harris, The Gift Shop Family, The Moon Studios Family, and Marco