Monday, October 18, 2010

Andrew Bird

One good thing that came out of the recent trip to the US is while sitting in his lounge in Albany after the Arcade Fire concert, nephew blackedwino introduced me to Andrew Bird. I had never heard of the chap, but it seems (at least by the number of YouTube videos) that I have missed out on a phenomenon. I bought his "Armchair Apocrypha" album and was suitably impressed. This is the official video for "Imitosis". Once I heard this song I could not get the central theme out of my head for days. The whole album is just very good indeed. I love having something new to explore.

It is worth taking a few minutes to watch some live videos of him. This video or this one of Scythian Empire, show his excellent use of loops and whistling.

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