The Brave Man with a Sword b​/​w In Heaven

by birds of passage

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“Birds of Passage provides the feminine pool with an utterly intelligent drone, suitably entitled ‘The Brave Man with a Sword’. Wrapped up in a pool of distortion, a series of drowned piano loops conquer the cross-grained landscape, slowly dissolving into a sacred atmosphere over the New Zealandish land.” - No Fear Of Pop

“Ccracked, distant drone, with Alicia’s hovering, ethereal vocals threatening to disappear in smoke and hiss.” - Rose Quartz

“Merz’s evocatively titled opener cloaks an elegant piano lilt in dense folds of distortion and grime until the piano all but vanishes, its fragile voice reduced to a faint and ever-receding whisper—until her soft voice rises from the ashes like some spirit lamenting the dead.” - Textura


released February 8, 2013

Recorded by Alicia Merz in the Waikato wetlands in November 2012 / Art direction by CJ Parahi

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