Written, produced, engineered, and mixed by Colin Stetson; additional engineering by Jonas Verwijnen; Mastering/cutting engineer: Marc-Olivier Germain at Le Lab Mastering ; Vocals in The Lighthouse III written by Iarla O’Lionaird; all songs recorded live, no overdubs/loops by Colin Stetson (except Passage, The Lighthouse II, III, & V);all instruments performed by Colin Stetson (except vocals on The Lighthouse III & V by Iarla O’Lionaird, Scottish smallpipes on The Lighthouse II & V by Brighde Chaimbeul, guitars and strings on The Lighthouse V by Toby Summerfield and Matt Combs, respectively); Artwork and layout by Roman Klonek.
“When We Were That What Wept For The Sea” originates from an entirely different place than the previous Colin Stetson album. It is an urgently composed, nearly spontaneous dedication to his father, who recently died somewhat unexpectedly. A disruption in the musician’s otherwise systematic and organised creative process. A lengthy piece that lasts more than 70 minutes, it’s divided into 16 tracks without any written introduction or justification.