Birdbrain / I Fly
Album: I Fly   Collection:General
Artist:Birdbrain   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Persian Cardinal Recordin  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-06 Pull Date: 2005-04-10
Week Ending: Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 6 Feb 20 Feb 13
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 07, 2005: Eran Mukamel f. MethGirl
Stop It
4. Feb 28, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Stop It
2. Mar 30, 2005: Sonar
Sea Crow, Heat
5. Feb 16, 2005: Brownian Motion
3. Mar 29, 2005: Eran Mukamel
Wind in the Sun
6. Feb 13, 2005: subbing for cikee

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-07
Birdbrain – I Fly (Persian Cardinal)
Ready for something unique? This is a brass trio (tenor and alto sax and trombone), playing avant pop with a vocalist. Despite the setup, this is not jazz and really feels like pop rock, even if there aren’t drums or a guitar. Sometimes they swing a little, sometimes they play riffs, sometimes sound effects come out of nowhere and she often sings pretty in a Dagmar Krauss sort of way. The members are former or current members of The Dancing Cigarettes, The North Brooklyn Sound Collective, God Is My Co-Pilot, etc.
**1. Repetitive, angular riff and there. There is a tiny bit of percussion on this track, mostly cymbal playing.
2. More playful and a bit odd. Again the brass play a repeated riff.
**3. Slower riff with a small swing.
4. Bird sounds, longer track, and more drawn out notes.
5. More spoken style singing, like an early rock-n-roll song but again without drums or guitar.
**6. Such a strange vocal line, borderline annoying.
7. More demented with some sort of effect on her vocals.
**8. Upbeat with a avant jazz feel and more active trombone.
9. The only track were the horn players go off and improvise.
10. Keyboards!
OK stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Heat   6. Wind in the Sun
2. Sea Crow   7. Not for Me
3. Mehran   8. Stop It
4. A Dream of Things   9. I Fly
5. Confection of Sound   10. I Hear It on the Vine