About Making The Saint
“Powerfully intimate guitar meditations.” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
“Making the Saint has an inclusive, panoramic feel… gorgeous…” – Chris Martins, SPIN
“Quietly sublime. A quintessential Schlarb recording—meditative, lyrical and seductive.” – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
“A refined yet minor record that works as an intimate aperture into the subtle wonders of Schlarb’s catalog.” – Brian Howe, Pitchfork
“Making the Saint is his sliver of sunlight breaking, a chance to find solitude in a few movements of nothing but man and guitar…” – Justin Spicer, KEXP
“An unrushed, introspective piece of work — not music for a bright sunny Sunday, but perfect for a Sunday during a meditation retreat in a haunted monastery.” – Rob Caldwell, PopMatters
“Something ominous lurks in the shadows of Chris Schlarb’s music. For creepy placidity, no one does it better.” – Chris Bopst, Style Weekly
“It’s a huge left turn from the ornate pop of the records directly before it, aiming for soft, thoughtful meditation and reflection rather than dense, often catchy jazz-pop hybrids.” – Fred Thomas, All Music Guide
“Making the Saint… showcases Schlarb’s impeccable compositional capacity. The album’s warm, inviting sound does transmit an innerworldly sort of calm…” – Gabe Vodicka, Flagpole
“An unpolished gem of spiritual ambiance.” – Alan Ranta, Exclaim!
On limited edition white vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Available from Asthmatic Kitty Records.
1. Making The Saint (19:09)
2. Great Receiver (3:09)
3. The Fear of Death is the Birth of God (14:35)
4. My Foolish Heart (1:57)
Chris Schlarb: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Electronics, Voice
Recorded August 9th – 11th, 2013 at Gold Rush Cabin, Big Bear, California
All songs written by Chris Schlarb, worldwide rights administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP) except,
“My Foolish Heart” written by Victor Young and Ned Washington. Anne Rachel Music Corp./Catharine Hinen/Patti Washington Music (ASCAP). Used by permission.
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona
Designed by Jason Munn
Photography by Adriana Schlarb