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Birds of a Feather 11​-​12

by Philippe Petit and Kate Carr



Two of the avian world's most amazing sounds, the phenomenal boom of the Kakapo and the astonishing laugh of the Kookaburra are celebrated in the final two EPs in the Birds of a Feather series.

For Philippe Petit discovering the kookaburra on a tour of Australia was one of the highlights of his entire trip.

''Unfortunately the bird was "not sitting in a gum tree", but nevertheless he did laugh at me after seeing such astonishment on my tourist-face,'' Petit explains.

His piece places the cacophanous laugh in a semi-classical context resulting in a riotious journey replete with violins, vinyl and voices.

Kate Carr has been avidly following the ups and downs of the critically endangered kakapo since discovering the bird via David Attenborough.

Her piece paints a vivid picture of New Zealand by night. ''I wanted to convey the freakiness of what this bird actually does. Constructs a big dirt bowl, hops in the centre of it, inflates itself and booms across the freezing mountain tops, eerie hardly begins to describe it.''


released June 17, 2014

Tracks by Philippe Petit and Kate Carr
Mastered by Philippe Petit and Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering (The Kakapo)


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