All music & lyrics written by: Lilian Hak. Except track 7 poem ‘Sleeping on the Ceiling’ by Elizabeth Bishop, copyright control and track 8 poem ‘Warm Light’ by Charles Bukowski, copyright control.
All arrangements, soundprogramming, recordings, editing and mixing done by Frank Burks & Lilian Hak at Sirenmusic studio in Utrecht. Additional mixing track 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 by Norbert Sollewijn Gelpke at Nopol studio. Musical arrangement track 7 by Frank Burks. String arrangement track 5, 7 by Vera van der Bie. String arrangement tracks 3, 6 by Peter Grond. String arrangement tracks 2, 11 by Jur de Vries.
All drums recorded by Emre Ramazanoglu in London. Strings recorded by Jeroen Kuitenbrouwer & Ward Henselmans at studio JoostenKuitenbrouwer in Utrecht. Bass recorded by Frank Burks & Lilian Hak at studio JoostenKuitenbrouwer in Utrecht. Marimba recorded by Frank Burks & Lilian Hak at Ceres in Utrecht. All tracks mastered by Norbert Sollewijn Gelpke at Nopol studio in Amstelveen. Except track 5 mastered by Dave Greenberg at Sonopod mastering in Saint Petersburg.
Musicians: Vocals & backing vocals: Lilian Hak; Guitars: Frank Burks; Bass: Frans-Jan van der Hoeven; Drums & Percussion: Emre Ramazanoglu; String quartet Quinetique: Vera van der Bie, Jur de Vries, Peter Grond, Adriaan Breunis; Trumpet: Maite Hontelé; Trumpet: George Pancras; Trombone: Andy Bruce; Piano & prepared piano: Albert van Veenendaal; Bass: Dion Nijland; Marimba: Jan-Jacob Zegel; Voice-over: Jezz Herkin & Nader Farman; Children choir: The Kids Crew.
©2010 Sirenmusic Distributed by: Rough Trade
Concept & photography: Pablo Delfos @ Manja Otten PM; Styling: Thomas Vermeer @ Unit C.M.A.; Hair & make-up: Yokaw @ Angelique Hoorn; Fashion by: SPR+; Thanks to: Studio 13. Artwork: Drawsword by Rob Nieuwenhuizen; Logo gun by: Hanneke Wetzer.
Old Powder New Guns is burlesque, theatrical and with the grand gesture– OOR (Dutch music magazine)
Nowhere it remains in stabbing cheap nostalgia. The songs are too good, too original in a modern way, produced with the latest technology – Volkskrant (dutch daily newspaper)
Very attractive and theatrical combination of Lilian’s dramatic vocals and caricaturised, orchestral accompaniment of violins and horns– NRC (dutch daily newspaper)
An album full-packed of atmosphere and a lady with a very impressive voice- Musicfrom (Dutch music blog)
How a love for classic movie soundtracks has led to one of the most remarkable, most adventurous Dutch pop record you’ll hear this year– Alternative Blog
Lilian Hak is bombastic– Dutch radio DJ Giel Beelen (Radio 3 FM)
It’s Havana in the fifties; it’s Paris as Miles Davis hits the town; it’s absolutely now– Fillesourire
The songs have a dark melancholy of film noir, Hitchcock suspense, or the bravado of Once Upon a Time in the West. Hak is Doris Day, Rita Hayworth, Vera Lynn and Catherine Deneuve– Volkskrant (dutch daily newspaper)