V, Lud's fifth record, marks the first time the band has worked with an outside producer- the collaboration with Brian Paulson has yielded an album with an extraordinarily lush and live atmosphere. Like all of Lud’s works V offers a song cycle woven with universal themes of love, conflict, childhood and social, economic and political upheaval.
Recorded on digital and analog devices from 2005-2008. 3 AM and Tribute to German Jam Bands were recorded live to tape at Yellow Recording in Hillsborough by Bryon Settle and Mike Beard. All other tracks recorded at the Music Loft in Durham by Brian Paulson. Overdubs for those back at Yellow and at Paulson’s house in Carrboro. Squirrels and F-15s practicing a flyover at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill recorded Fall, 2007. Frogs and fireworks in A Little About the Band recorded July 4, 2007 near a pond south of Chapel Hill. Rain Ladder at the end recorded by Bryon Settle in Hillsborough in 2006.
released December 10, 2008
Produced by Brian Paulson and Kirk Ross with Lee Waters and Bryon Settle. Mastered by Carl Saff.
Kirk Ross - guitar, main vocals
Bryon Settle - guitar, vocals
Lee Waters - drums, vocals
Sara Bell - bass, vocals