RIYL: drone

Label: 6.24

Bird People’s Lahn Sunset Drone is hypnotizing. The shruti boxes they have play C & G (no E) drones intensely and you can’t help but feel like you’re playing aural witness to your own funeral procession. This is, of course, lead up to with the unexpected tragic killing of your character. You were the fan favorite, which makes this funeral procession all the more gloomy. You can take it like a funeral procession, or as music to the longest introduction in cinema history. Lahn Sunset Drone cuts through from the frontal lobe to the occipital lobe like Moses parting the Red Sea. Truth be told this is quite fatiguing to listen to, and for some this brand of drone might come off as overbearing. The title is rather literal. This feels like it’s capturing the end (or beginning, depending on how you approach it) of yet another perilous adventure – physically or psychically. You get exhausted thinking about it. Grab yourself a cigar, or some tea, and shut your eyes. Let Bird People take you somewhere far away. Listen to Lahn Sunset Drone below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

This album contains the full Marburg show from the “Constellations” tour of summer 2015. It was at the tail­end of the tour, the last of a series of shows with just the core trio before re­uniting with the larger Bird People flock at Klangfestival Gallneukirchen.

We arrived early, spent a lovely afternoon, hanging out in the garden of the Trauma club, drinking Altbier and having some good conversations.
We all played solo sets that night and then got together for what I think was one of the finest shows with the trio. - ­ Uli
released October 20, 2016

Bird People on this recording:

Roy Culbertson III ­ - banjo, singing saw, recorder, bells, bowls, harmonicas, shruti box

Réka Kutas ­ bells, bowls, cello

Uli Rois ­ banjo, fiddle, shruti box, bowls, gong

Original artwork by Nik Hb 2016

Price $6.22

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