Bird Show Untitled
- Words: Chris Sabbath
- Label: Kranky
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
On his third outing as Bird Show, Ben Vida once again falls head over heels for the drone, pleasantly sculpting dream worlds of electronic buzz and empyreal hum for his audience to float around in. Vida’s warm, fuzzy tones of psych-folk and ambient murk coast the album along at a glacial pace, allowing the listener enough time to grasp onto sedative treatments of analogs, ride cymbals, and wooden percussion as they drift in and out of consciousness. During “Clouds and Their Shadows,” Vida and fellow soundscapist Greg Davis embellish a field recording of birds and bugs with subtle washes of bells, gong, keys, and voice. It’s a soothing trip–one that you’ll want to take again and again.
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