Bird Show are a right Kranky bunch. Well a bunch of two to be precise, called Ben Vida & Greg Davis. These chaps are right psych surfers who conjure up images of some blissful harem in the middle of an Eastern oasis, proper meditative, tribal, widescreen & a little eerie. Ant is well taken with the chimes & bells they embellish their otherworldly plateau of sound with, the Indian flavoured percussion intermittently uses is deliciously hypnotic, lulling you into a state of giddy calm like nothing else this week. It's a most organic listen, like the purest exotic folk mixture interspersed with smatterings of electronic wibbling but I can guarantee fans of Animal Collective & Bradford Cox's more percussive out-there material will find plenty to drift away to, probably grinning insanely clutching a hookah pipe. A very absorbing journey, covering many psychedelic realms, this vibe is rooted in the 60's but this self titled CD sounds incredibly fresh and timeless, snaking along like an opiated krautrock Doors on one superb kaleidoscopic odyssey in particular. Smart sounds from a couple of mystical mofos. Ace.
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