BLISS | ALBUM
BLISS | ALBUM

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Digital release, "Bliss" is an audiophile's adventure and should be listened to from start to finish on good headphones or a great hi-fi.  "An epic and gorgeously ambient journey reminding us of what a true listeners album should sound like".

 
Album notes
"Ocean" has featured on documentaries and features "Dream of Zen" on Duduk. 
"Abyssal" is made almost entirely from ambient recordings on the west coast of New Zealand. 
"Voyager" is based on transmissions from the most distant human-made object in our universe, the Voyager Probe which, at this time approaching over 18.5 billion km away is still transmitting its spooky song. The granular and FM effects were performed in Symbolic Sound KYMA X with a wacom tablet.
"Bliss" features poetry and melody by Joy Ramirez (DT CAPRI) sung under the stars in 2000 under the stars on Gt Barrier Isl.
The glockenspiel was bought for Andrew's 7th birthday and he tries to get it in every song no matter what the genre!

Instruments |  Absynth, Glockenspiel, Appalachian Dulcimer, Piccolo and Maple Snares, Djembe, Flutes, Duduk, Guitar, KYMA X and Logic Pro. 

Duduk on "Ocean" : Dream of Zen
Vocals on "Constant" : Lynsey Berry
Vocals on "Bliss" : Joy Ramirez    

Mastering | Pete at Technologyworks London
Executive Producer  |  Gloria O'neal






You've landed on the page for UK musician, Andrew R Bird. Number two of 3 Andrew Birds. Find the amazing USA based musician at http://www.andrewbird.net) .

Plunged into the cinematic and dramatic but with the occasional pop song thrown in, a rare instrument or two, sound design and occasional severe electronic vocal violations, a mix of familiar and strange elements have been aptly described as "…like chasing a shapeshifter from a forest into a labyrinthian, neon city echoing with shortwave". Fair enough.

Full of musical surprises, humour and detail, these albums are definitely made to be listened to end-to-end in a complete journey, echoing composers such as Jean Michelle Jarre, Peter Gabriel and Thomas Dolby.


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Andrew Bird (UK) is a composer, drummer/percussionist and synth player. A strange and varied musical upbringing started during the 80's as a childhood obsession with Dad's Jean Michelle Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Jeff Wayne and Mum's Boney-M, Benjamin Britten and Guyanese folk vinyl. A very british musical upbringing on flute, piano (and glockenspiel) led to drums, percussion and an interest in (pre-computer) recording and composing tech; 4tracks, sequencers, samplers, drum machines and circuit bending (mainly, accidentally). The 90's was spent in studios and lugging organs and synths across 4 countries, a few years playing Celtic music (bodhran, drums), theatre work (drums and sound design), session work (flute, guitar, drums, piano) and album production including his own tape and CD releases in NZ; "Voyage" 1993, "Lift" 1996.

Now, based in London, Andrew collaborates with some of the best (and most good looking) musical rogues the world has to offer; Sian O'Gorman, Anil Sebastian, Lovelace (Rebecca Whitbread) and Thom Brown (The Gentlemen Project) and Esther Gurr.

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For the Musical Geeks:
Instrument list: Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Armenian Duduk, Irish Flute, Drums and percussion (various), Glockenspeil, Guitar, SH3, CS30, Madrona Soundplane, Kyma. And a lot of automation.