When I was a child, I lived in constant fear that the world would fall apart beneath my feet. I was worried that the soil would sink into the earth, and that all of the roots from the trees would tangle into a knot that no hands could loosen. I can't remember the day I overcame my fears, but I remember the day I met you.
How could I forget the way your body moved as you danced across your mother's kitchen floor? How could I forget the way your hand would tighten in mine as I would trip and slip over all of my words? How could I forget the look on your face when I told you that I was made of glass, and my heart was made only for breaking?
These days pass like the whistling children that cross the foggy morning street. These days remind me of your smile, fading into the winter and never returning again. I've crossed many rivers; I've crossed many roads, and with a compass in my hand and an atlas in my lap--I've learned one thing. You never overcome your fears; my world is breaking. - Crooked Antler
released 22 February 2013
Whistler Bear was recorded in December 2012 and January 2013
all songs written and performed by Vanderson Langjahr
except: “Forest Fire” and “Paper Ship” - written by E. Hanson
Carolyn Nguyen - Additional Vocals
Jared Barker - Bass Guitar
album cover photograph by Ed Lisieski
all other photographs (on physical release) by Daniel Gonzales Fuster
recorded and engineered by Vanderson Langjahr at Magic Woman Studios in Portland, Oregon