On June 1, 2009.

On June 1, 2009, “Bloody Chamber Music” released “The Bachelor”, the fourth Patrick Wolf studio album. It was recorded 2008-2009, at ”Parkgate Studios” in Battle Hastings, “Olympic Studios”, “Assault and Battery Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Bankside Lofts”, “Ken Thomas’s House”, “The Fritzl Dungeon” in London, “The Hellish Vortex” in Berlin, “Studio de La Reine” in Paris, and was produced by Patrick Wolf. The organ parts were recorded using the organ at St. George’s church in Brede, East Sussex, England.


  • Patrick Wolf – vocals, balalaika, ukulele, electronics, viola, grand piano, organ, harmonium, programming, string arrangements, mixing
  • Helen Rathbone,Ivan Hussey, Tim Wells, Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Ondes Martenot –Thomas Bloch
  • Emma Owens,Fiona Leggat, Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Debs White,Gillon Cameron, Louisa Aldridge, Sarah Button, Stephen Hussey, Victoria Sutherland – violin
  • Aaron Sokell,Amy Stead, Chinique Blackwood, Jenny LaTouche, Patsy McKay, Waleed Isaacs (Gospel Choir) – vocals
  • Alice Davies, Edward Larrikin, Eliza Carthy, Patrick Wolf, Victoria Sutherland,William Pollock (Tribe Vocals) – vocals
  • Fiona Brice,Patrick Wolf, Patsy McKay – conductor choir
  • Fiona Brice – string arrangements
  • Thomas White – guitar
  • Nick Haward – bass guitar, double bass
  • Marcello Vig – drums
  • Tilda Swinton – narrator
  • Eliza Carthy – fiddle, vocals
  • Rose Marie – Irish whistle
  • Derek Apps – clarinet
  • David Coulter – saw
  • Al Lawson, Catherin Marks, Dave Emery*, Jonathan Krisp, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Ken Thomas, Mark Allaway – engineer
  • Jonathan Shakhovskoy – mixing, co-producer
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – artwork, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Patrick Wolf, except where noted.

  1. Kriegspiel
  2. Hard Times
  3. Oblivion
  4. The Bachelor
  5. Damaris – lyrics from the old Appalachian folk song “Poor Little Turtle Dove”
  6. Thickets
  7. Count of Casualty
  8. Who Will?
  9. Vulture
  10. Blackdown – Patrick Wolf, Alec Empire
  11. The Sun Is Often Out
  12. Theseus
  13. Battle
  14. The Messenger – Patrick Wolf, Alec Empire

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