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Birds of a Feather - Boxed set

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  • Very limited edition custom bird box set with 12 handmade 3" cd singles
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A modified painted and stencilled birdbox with all 12 birds of a feather singles, including art work by Kate Carr, and inserts by each artist. These have been unavailabe for the last two years and just three remain.

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NB: The digital pricing is simply for the singles not the set which is available in merch.

The swans are always in my thoughts and give splendor to (my) life. (It’s) strange to learn that nothing in the whole world affect me - nothing in art, literature, or music - in the same ways as do these swans and cranes and wild geese. Their voices and being.” Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

The role of birds as muse, as musical guide and inspiration has been well documented in classical music, from Mozart’s pet starling to Beethoven’s birdsong filled Pastoral Symphony and Sibelius’s swan hymn to Messaien’s birdsong compositions.

Birds of a Feather celebrates the role of birds in ambient music, and the beautiful fragility of birds more generally.

So many different types of birds are struggling to eke out an existence in an increasingly urbanized world, in some cases they adapt and survive.

In others like the case of New Zealand’s flightless and critically endangered Kakapo, which has a permanent human support team and whole island dedicated to helping the species recover, even the most drastic measures may come to late.

But always birds inspire us with their mastery of flight, their epic migrations, their tragic vulnerability and their against the odds tales of survival.

This is the boxed set of the series. There were 25 of these and three remain.

This boxed series was dedicated to my grandfather Ron Gray who died on the day it was released. He was a great lover of magpies, and despite being a life long vegetarian would brave the butcher shop to buy them mince and feed them in his backyard. For a time he had a whole flock who would came daily for their meals.


released August 8, 2014

Tracks by: Porya Hatami, Michael Trommer, Darren McClure, The Green Kingdom, Broken Chip, Simon Whetham, Gail Priest, Marcus Fischer, Radio Cegeste, Seaworthy, Kate Carr, Phillippe Petit.
Mastered by (except where specified) by Taylor Deupree at 12K Mastering.
All art by Kate Carr.


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