Birds of Prey is desolate. There’s not a glimmer of sunshine in this sterile realm. The white and indigo color scheme used on the cover is not often employed, but I find the underrated combination to be darker than just something covered in black. The trio that comprises Birds of Prey were brought together by a curiosity with the idea of “electricity generat[ing] something unknown.” In the synopsis, it likens the project on a whole to something primordial – “like an organism emerging from the sea to walk on land for the first time.” “Broken Promise” sounds extremely similar to Gas’ “Funf” from his album Königsforst, however it manages to get in to a higher register. Birds of Prey starts rather quietly and ends with the music going in to a spiraling vortex of white noise, sputtering uncontrollably and practically being suffocated to death. This sound like your bag? Give it a listen below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

The Details

Birds of Prey is an ever-evolving process of chaos, immediacy, and necessity. Like an organism emerging from the sea to walk on land for the first time, there is no grand plan, and no going back. The story of the group's friendship in many ways mirrors their method. They were brought together by a shared fascination with the sublime potential of electricity to generate something unknown, and a mutual trust that a path would reveal itself as they move forward through the dark. Originally conceived and composed live in Brooklyn, Birds of Prey is a collaboration of live electronics by Grant Aaron, Eric Holmes, and Camille Altay.

Vinyl edition comes with 11x11 full color insert by Camille Altay. Digital comes bundled with stellar remixes from Talker, Patrick Russell & Public Memory (ERAAS).
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released 31 July 2015

Design & layout by: Daniel Castrejón
Mastered by: Matthew Patterson Curry
© & ℗ Kathexis LLC 2015

Price $18

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