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Lind, Raud, Aastaajad [coll] – [Invisible Birds]

abacus   7/8/2015   A Library, CD

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double release of field recordings collected in Estonia by Yannick Dauby and friends John Grzinich and Murmer (aka Patrick McGinley). apparently Patrick convinced Yannick of the vast spaciousness, the quality of silence contained in the temperate sub-arctic climate of the country and Grzinich served as his guide upon visiting. the Lind, Raud album (Estonian for bird and iron) are just that, collections of raw field recordings from 2007 of birds and forms of metal; truly headphone music with a lot of silence but rewarding sonic treats. Aastaajad (Estonian for seasons) are field recordings captured by his buddies and then Dauby adds electronic sounds to the backdrop, amplifying the reverberating emptiness of the landscape. starting with autumn, we move through the transformation of seasons from the windblown stillness of autumn to the bleak ambiance of winter and the waters dripping of vibrant rebirth in spring, flowing freely into the nascent light of summer. the environmental subtleties throughout are captivating with the first CD acting as excellent interludes or mixing material and the 2nd CD beautiful pieces to stand on their own. masters of the art of field recording

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