The Dark Crystal was recorded live off the floor in the summer of 2008 at Mushroom Studios in Vancouver Canada. The vocals were later done in 2009 at Buena Vista Audio (and a small portion of it being done in Ryan and Andrew's studio). Jon Anderson (Aidan Knight, Radiogram, Stabilo) served both as the producer and the engineer for this song. The song was then mixed in 2010 by David Carswell and John Collins (The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Tegan and Sarah). And finally the song was mastered by John Golden (Sonic Youth, Primus, Calexico) later in the year.
The art work for the album is an autonomous piece titled "The World is magical. It is not like we scientists say that it is" by Toril Johannessen who lives and works in Bergen, Norway. We saw the potential for it to be used as the cover art for this song, so we inquired if it was a possibility and Toril generously allowed us to re-appropriate her work as the image you see now.