According to the back of the album and the very detailed booklet that comes with it, the album is actually Mark Hostler (who wrote and performed all the songs) with hefty contributions by Negativland and Bay Area soundscapist Thomas Dimuzio, and all I can say is that this is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. It's entirely songbased, and easily their best album of this decade. For fans of late-era Swans and Daniel Johnston.