There’s not a lot of information surrounding Birds & Twigs, the music endeavor from photographer Alex Bober. A Facebook pgae that just links to the album. Two tweets, one that reads the album is on Bandcamp and coming to streaming services. The other that states it won’t and that project is going a different direction. A project of mystery.
Domestica reminds of Sigur Ros and Jonsi’s solo projects. The album’s open, Ornithology, a title that makes sense when you check out Alex’s photography, is the most singer/songwriter track of the ep. But the ambient tones of the record give way to a clear Sigur Ros influence. The two other tracks really drive home the ambient, Sigur Ros influence. In a lot of ways they remind me of “Over the Pond” from The Album Leaf’s In A Safe Place.
You can name your own price for Domestica at https://birdsandtwigs.bandcamp.com/album/domestica
We’re bringing back an old feature we used run years ago. Here’s a treat for those who don’t have time to look for new music and don’t want to spend any money.
For those who don’t know, Adam Young (Owl City) has launched a new musical endeavor called Adam Young Scores. From Young himself:
“Stories are infinite. They offer us the ability to retell them according to the way we imagine them. Thus, I want to create musical narratives that aid in the telling of stories that move Adam Young, according to his imagination. And I want to share them with you.
Starting February 1, for as long as I feel moved to do so, I will release a conceptual “film score” each month based on my interpretation of stories that mean something to me. They will live here, on ayoungscores.com, available for you to listen to or download for free, or consume via your preferred online platform (Apple Music, Spotify, etc.). Each score will be accompanied by a visual companion, created from scratch by a visual artist I admire (2016 will feature the work of the incredible James R. Eads). The visual piece will also be released in the form of a limited edition movie poster, signed and numbered by James and myself.
I hope you are as inspired by the music as I have been to create it.”
The first score is for the Apollo 11 shuttle launch. You can download the score at http://www.ayoungscores.com/
Check it out!
Our friends at Screaming Giant Records are currently offering their whole discography at a name your own price point (which includes free) over at their bandcamp page. Go grab some great music and if you feel so inclined support independent music and give a dollar or five!