He picked instruments he felt represented the light of his country, arranging songs for portable instruments only. And found some great musicians to record with. They came together a few days in a vintage studio and recorded the basic tracks. Engineer was Oz Fritz (USA), who is known for his work on some Tom Waits records Ruud loves for their sound. The album was mixed in California. That’s the basic story of the sound. The songs have their own stories to tell.
With Egon Kracht (double bass) Ro Krauss (violin) Rob Wijtman (drums) Patrick Votrian (tuba) Kobi Arditi (trombone) Michiel van Dijk (clarinet) Rik Cornelissen (accordion) Bertolf, Ricky Koole and others.