Tree Lines and Birth Rights

by Ohne-ká and the Burning River

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'Tree Lines and Birth Rights' is Ohne-ká and the Burning River's second full length album. Several years in the making; It is a concept album accompanied by a book (or digital PDF) which you can read while you listen, or on it's own. The story follows the travels of several forest animals and the wolf they all follow.

The album is being released digitally on August 5th, 2016.
Physical copies will begin being sold August 12th, 2016.

Digital sales are a 'pay what you want' set up.
Digital downloads of the album include a PDF of the book.
We encourage everyone to experience the album for free in any way they can, and monetary donations are appreciated but never solicited on digital sales.

We do request that if you decide to download for free that you burn a copy and give it to a friend or loved one or person on the street.

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released August 5, 2016

All songs written and performed by Ohne-ká and the Burning River
David John Sax – Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Adam Alan Althoff – Guitar, Vocals
Steven Thomas Glor – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Ryan David Jones – Bass, Percussion, Vocals

Dobro and Weissenborn on 'Quiet Respite' written and performed by Tim Hodgson
Produced by Ohne-ká and the Burning River
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Steven Glor
Recorded in a basement and a bedroom in
Syracuse, NY

Concept by Ohne-ká and the Burning River
Written by Adam Alan Althoff
Edited by Eric Robert Fisher and Adam Alan Althoff

Album cover and chapter illustrations by Jemola Addley
Disc illustration by Robert Arnold Fay
Book cover and inner album art by David John Sax
Band photo by Matthew John Glor



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Ohne-ká and the Burning River is Adam Althoff, David Sax, Ryan Jones and Steven Glor. A Syracuse-based instrumental band with influences ranging from Neurosis to Neil Young.

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Track Name: Shadows on the Wall
Lately I've been climbing ivory towers.
Built as high as fault line depth, high as city limits spread.
Perched on top and look out into the star light.
Map the path of a satellite, trace the signal to the noise floor.
Lately I've been feeling separated.
“Oh can you hear it in the bare rock? The epicenter, distant thunder.” Ride alone into the place where they buried him.
Fall asleep under a tree, dream of Romans killing women.
While the horses eat the grass.
While the children sing.
Please forgive us this trespass, we are no one!
Match sticks piled up and glued in place,
framework set in the morning sun.
Built on plains in the Earth's good grace,
standing tall in the mid day sun.
On borrowed time that we can't replace,
set the spark in the burning sun.
All the natives for us displaced,
up in flames in the late day sun.
Broken busted to our dismay,
infernos in the waning sun.
Soon to wipe our smile from its face and burn to ash in the setting sun.
Track Name: Into the Dark Without
I can see the shadows at night; through the trees and all of the light.
This is what it's like, living the dreams of dead men.

Our eyes give thanks when words lose life.
We hold our breath through fading light.
On endless roads where faith meets fate.
How will we know when we are home?

This is what it's like living the dreams of dead men.