Exile represents a sea change for Aloud. Bandleaders Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa spent over a year in the studio creating the album following the departure of their original rhythm section. The result is a beautiful and strange collection of songs featuring often-unfulfilled, complex characters coming to terms with bleak circumstances while searching for hope and relief in unlikely places.
Overall, Exile is Aloud’s most sophisticated and experimental album to date, showcasing their new-found love of orchestration, Sgt. Pepper-like production, and rich, lyrical imagery. Exile is Aloud’s third full-length album and is the debut album from talented producer/engineer Daniel Nicholas Daskivich.
released 12 October 2010
Produced, mixed, and recorded by Daniel Nicholas Daskivich
Mastered by Jeff Lipton (Peerless Mastering; Boston, Mass.)
Assistant mastering engineer: Maria Rice (Peerless Mastering; Boston, Mass.)
Additional engineering: Glenn Forsythe ("Darkest Days")
All music and lyrics written by de la Osa/Beguiristain.
Henry Beguiristain: lead vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, pianos, keys, percussion, additional production
Jen de la Osa: lead vocals, guitars, pianos, organ, keys, percussion, glockenspiel, additional production
Daniel Nicholas Daskivich: drums; bass on "Exile in the Night"
Matthew Girard: trumpets, euphonium; bass on "Old Soldier"
Beth Holub: violin, viola
Charles Haywood Murphy IV: bass on "Counterfeit Star"
Joshua Penslar: cello
Jonathan Schmidt: drums on "Exile in the Night"
Matthew Szemela: violin