Birds of a Feather will be a series of at least 12 three inch cds released as pairs in runs of 100 over the next year. Each cd comes in a handmade sleeve and contains a statement from the artist…
‘The swans are always in my thoughts and give splendor to (my) life. (It’s) strange to learn that nothing in the whole world affect me – nothing in art, literature, or music – in the same ways as do these swans and cranes and wild geese. Their voices and being.” Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
The role of birds as muse, as musical guide and inspiration has been well documented in classical music, from Mozart’s pet starling to Beethoven’s birdsong filled Pastoral Symphony and Sibelius’s swan hymn to Messaien’s birdsong compositions.
Birds of a Feather celebrates the role of birds in ambient music, and the beautiful fragility of birds more generally.
So many different types of birds are struggling to eke out an existence in an increasingly urbanized world, in some cases they adapt and survive.
In others like the case of New Zealand’s flightless and critically endangered Kakapo, which has a permanent human support team and whole island dedicated to helping the species recover, even the most drastic measures may come to late.
But always birds inspire us with their mastery of flight, their epic migrations, their tragic vulnerability and their against the odds tales of survival.
Limited edition run of 65 3″ CD-R’s on hand stamped and numbered recycled packaging…
Regular Music is an improvisational electronic trio from Portland, Oregon that uses modern synthesis in real-time, as well as analog synth, acoustic drums and percussion for a sense of exploration and sound that is sympathetic in nature to early electronic pioneers, cinematic kosmische, and psychedelic post free jazz acid synth inner space music.
Limited edition of 100 that comes in a numbered handmade sleeve, with an insert containing a personal message from Chisman introducing the EP…
Flaming Pines’s first release for 2012 is a magical new EP by Seth Chrisman called ”Aetherdrift,, Do You Copy”.
Chrisman hails from New Mexico in the USA, but drew heavily on sonic material gathered on a trip to Costa Rica to produce this memorable EP.
Stumbling around after dark armed with a tape recorder and a radio, Chrisman said he returned home inspired by the ”lovely cacophony” produced by the mixture of natural sounds and fragmented AM radio transmisions.
”Aetherdrift” delicately and powerfully conveys both the euphoria and disorientation of travel — the sense of drift and near disembodiment experienced by every traveller as they arrive as a disconnected outsider to a new country.
It is a subtle and sophisticated work which, with its emphasis on geography, travel and connections, is a terrific fit with the preoccupations of the Flaming Pines label, and we are very proud to be associated with it.
David Ya’s drone & field recordings experience introduces the new serie “Thought For The Day”. The visionary composition let you immerse into a very far and very ancient journey…
ED.001 is a limited edition to 100 copies.
Composition, field recordings, mastering and package designed by David Ya.
Photography by nasa/jpl-caltech and David Ya
Limited edition of 100 numbered / handmade sets (five 3″ CD’s) that include inserts with personal messages from the artists Marcus Fischer, Field Rotation, Broken Chip, Kate Carr and Billy Gomberg…
To celebrate World Rivers Day Flaming Pines released the first chapter of its 10 three inch -cd series Rivers Home. As our environment continues to change, rivers represent some of our most vulnerable eco-systems with urban runoff, over fishing, changing rain patterns and the clearing of river banks just some of the challenges to river systems worldwide.
Rivers Home sees Marcus Fischer, Field Rotation, Broken Chip, Kate Carr and Billy Gomberg, each present an ode to a different piece of water on their own three inch CD.