Long For This World

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On his debut album, Long For This World, Von Bieker employs vivid storytelling and atmospheric folk arrangements to take us on a 10-track journey to the places that have marked his life.

Tracks like Santa Fe, Coney Island, and Places We Can’t Live celebrate locales like the high desert, a Vancouver Gastown rooftop, and the Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore. Alberta Hospital draws on Von Bieker’s own experiences with mental illness, faith healing, and doubt. The album lands in a place of bewildered surrender on the final track, Wherever You Are.

This debut was self-recorded and mixed almost entirely at home in Edmonton by Von Bieker during the pandemic.

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1. Places We Can’t Live – 4:18
2. Haunted – 3:10
3. Trying To Be Free – 4:28
4. Coney Island – 5:24
5. Santa Fe – 3:54
6. Would Not Trade – 4:31
7. Artist’s Life – 4:56
8. If I Could Have – 3:29
9. Alberta Hospital – 4:46
10. Wherever You Are – 5:14


Written, performed, and recorded by Dave Von Bieker in Edmonton, except;page1image43817152

Backing vocals – China Kent, Seth Kent, Tania Runyan, Kristin Tennant, Todd Truffin (Tr. 3)
Drums – Brendan Lyons (Tr. 3, 5)
Trombone – Linda Reinholdt (Tr. 1) 
Electric guitar – Kyle Mosiuk (Tr. 1)
Keys – Brennan Cameron (Tr. 3)
Mandolin –Tania Runyan (Tr. 3)
Pedal steel – Smokey Fennell (Tr. 5, 8)

Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova, Ottawa, Ontario
Published by Small Enough Records in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada