Birds of Prey - Vanishing Point

Birds of Prey - Vanishing Point

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Format: 12" Vinyl LP + Limited Edition CD + Digital Album
Cat no: MOTDLP004               
Release Date: June 14, 2019
LP with full color jacket, deluxe printed sleeve, 140g Translucent Blue Vinyl, Download Code Included.

Tracklist:
A1. Naming Names A2. Emanation A3. Vanishing Point A4. XYZ B1. Hyperbola B2. Strange and Eternal B3. Astrolabe B4. Geomancy B5. Moebius (Digital Bonus - Vessel)

Release info:
If emptiness is heaviness is Godliness, Birds of Prey's third full-length LP is an immaculate conception from on high. The record luxuriates in the spaces between. What's left out says as much as what made it in. Deep, droning, and dub wise, “Vanishing Point” cascades in elegance. Its reference points call towards the sample manipulation of American tape music and the downward gaze of amniotic British bass music. It charts its own path nonetheless, building its own space for drifting off to. 

Unlike many peers operating in similar realms, Birds of Prey are a proper band, a foursome: Grant Aaron, Clay Wilson, Eric Holmes, and Camille Altay. Each are artists in their own right with a distinct practice. In Birds of Prey, their collaborations in studio take on a greater shape, whittled and edited into cosmic formlessness. 

Although borne of improvisation, you may never know that in the listening. "Vanishing Point" is a tight, coherent work, the sound of a cadre of talented musicians locked in flow. Rippling tones become glacial melodies. Cavernous drums emerge barely from the ether. Rhythms interlock, interpolate. Patterns repeat and dissolve whence they came. There is untold potency in simplicity, and Birds of Prey make it known.

All songs written and produced by Birds of Prey

Mixed by Oliver Chapoy at Ohm Sweet Ohm, NY 
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY 
Photography by Candace Price 
Design by Gabriel Benzur 
Words by Chris Zaldua 

Worldwide Distribution: wordandsound → what people play

To purchase the digital only version of this release, please visit our Bandcamp page.

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