Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bird Names not one to crow about


I REALISE that this may be a cheap shot as it is essentially the basis of music making - but to me Bird Names' latest fledgling Sings The Browns is just some people making noise.
I understand that there's method to the obviously-cuckoo Chicago band's freeform madness, which even sees the group's five members swapping instruments mid-song during live gigs, but overall their studio efforts are a sprawling mess.
That said there's something to love in every track - think of the LP as like the nest of a magpie, with a few glittering treasures hidden amongst a nest-full of unwanted, erm, nest.
Perhaps I'm just too chicken for music this far out.

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