finally in on vinyl, this epic record is rich with beach boys style harmonies, roy orbison reverbs and orchestra, pink floyd's pacing and freddy mercury's falsetto, 'the besnard lakes are the dark horse' is a luxurious foray into sound and music. the album was recorded by jace lasek at the breakglass studios (whose production credits include wolf parade, islands, sunset rubdown and stars, amongst others) with his wife and band member, olga goreas. the other members of the besnard lakes, steve raegele, nicole lize, and kevin laing, contributed as well. nicole wrote dark string and horn parts, steve wrote dark guitar solos, kevin, dark drumming. also joining in on the making of this record are george donoso iii from the dears, chris seligman from stars, sophie trudeau from godspeed / silver mt. zion and jonathan cummins from bionic / doughboys.