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Trapper's Attic, the second full-length album from Connor Jay Liess, celebrates the era of the mountain men, the families that settled the American frontier, the Rocky Mountain fur trappers, the prospectors of the Klondike gold rush, the salt of the earth folks who battled hardship in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and the wildlife that call those mountains home.The past 2 years have been spent producing this record entirely on my own from the confines of my small taxidermy museum/recording studio in the hills above Boise, Idaho, where I used animalhides thatI tanned myself as sound proofing on the walls. This project has been a labor of love, from composing the songs, engineering the studio, mixing the tracks and designing the album artwork.
Trapper's Attic would have ceased to exist if it weren't for Andy Russell. His portraits of a fading Rocky Mountain wildernessand the wide array of creatures that inhabit it were the very concepts I sought out to celebrate on this record.From his books, you felt the misty rain of British Columbia rain forests; you heard the distantbugle of an elk; you felt the intense, black eyes of a grizzly bear staring at you through the alders; you held your breath as a string of Dall sheep traversed a rock ledge 500 feet above the valley floor; you smelled the unforgettable aroma of woodsmoke, horse manure, and wet canvas back at camp. If Andy Russell could capture those senses within a book, I wanted to capture them with a musical record.
This album is what it is: a collection of 12 songs that capture the essence of the Rocky Mountain frontier wilderness as the pioneers lived it, as Andy Russell cherished it, and as I have just begun to explore and protect it.
Trapper's Attic, the second full-length album from Connor Jay Liess, celebrates the era of the mountain men, the families that settled the American frontier, the Rocky Mountain fur trappers, the prospectors of the Klondike gold rush, the salt of the earth folks who battled hardship in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and the wildlife that call those mountains home.The past 2 years have been spent producing this record entirely on my own from the confines of my small taxidermy museum/recording studio in the hills above Boise, Idaho, where I used animalhides thatI tanned myself as sound proofing on the walls. This project has been a labor of love, from composing the songs, engineering the studio, mixing the tracks and designing the album artwork.
Trapper's Attic would have ceased to exist if it weren't for Andy Russell. His portraits of a fading Rocky Mountain wildernessand the wide array of creatures that inhabit it were the very concepts I sought out to celebrate on this record.From his books, you felt the misty rain of British Columbia rain forests; you heard the distantbugle of an elk; you felt the intense, black eyes of a grizzly bear staring at you through the alders; you held your breath as a string of Dall sheep traversed a rock ledge 500 feet above the valley floor; you smelled the unforgettable aroma of woodsmoke, horse manure, and wet canvas back at camp. If Andy Russell could capture those senses within a book, I wanted to capture them with a musical record.
This album is what it is: a collection of 12 songs that capture the essence of the Rocky Mountain frontier wilderness as the pioneers lived it, as Andy Russell cherished it, and as I have just begun to explore and protect it.
875531020793
Connor Jay Liess - Trapper's Attic

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Format: Vinyl
Rel. Date: 12/17/2021
UPC: 875531020793

Trapper's Attic
Artist: Connor Jay Liess
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. The Murder of Lloyd Magruder
2. Meadowbound/Sparrow's Song/Lethbridge Valley
3. Yellow Pine Stomp
4. Godric's Dig
5. The Battle of Bear River
6. Sage Hen
7. Whitehorn Mountain, 1854 (A Trapper's Poem)
8. Trapper's Attic
9. The Scarecrow's Got It Good
10. Ol' Bill
11. Waterton's Waltz
12. Idaho Mountain Song

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Trapper's Attic, the second full-length album from Connor Jay Liess, celebrates the era of the mountain men, the families that settled the American frontier, the Rocky Mountain fur trappers, the prospectors of the Klondike gold rush, the salt of the earth folks who battled hardship in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and the wildlife that call those mountains home.The past 2 years have been spent producing this record entirely on my own from the confines of my small taxidermy museum/recording studio in the hills above Boise, Idaho, where I used animalhides thatI tanned myself as sound proofing on the walls. This project has been a labor of love, from composing the songs, engineering the studio, mixing the tracks and designing the album artwork.
Trapper's Attic would have ceased to exist if it weren't for Andy Russell. His portraits of a fading Rocky Mountain wildernessand the wide array of creatures that inhabit it were the very concepts I sought out to celebrate on this record.From his books, you felt the misty rain of British Columbia rain forests; you heard the distantbugle of an elk; you felt the intense, black eyes of a grizzly bear staring at you through the alders; you held your breath as a string of Dall sheep traversed a rock ledge 500 feet above the valley floor; you smelled the unforgettable aroma of woodsmoke, horse manure, and wet canvas back at camp. If Andy Russell could capture those senses within a book, I wanted to capture them with a musical record.
This album is what it is: a collection of 12 songs that capture the essence of the Rocky Mountain frontier wilderness as the pioneers lived it, as Andy Russell cherished it, and as I have just begun to explore and protect it.
        
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