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Intense and intricate jazz-rock, with some Zeuhl, avant-garde, fusion, and symphonic moments, including great saxophone soloing and percussion work.
 

Birds and Buildings
Bantam to Behemoth

Birds and Buildings: Bantam to Behemoth (Emkog)
Label: Emkog    
Released in: USA    


Intense and intricate jazz-rock, with some Zeuhl, avant-garde, and symphonic moments, great saxophone playing and percussion work.

"Birds and Buildings is a project by multi-instrumentalist Dan Britton (Cerebus Effect, Deluge Grander) and the debut album Bantam To Behemoth mixes high-energy complex progressive rock with jazz-fusion music.

The music is mostly instrumental and to my ears leans more towards the fusion side of things. I noticed that playing comes more from the soul rather than being one of a technical nature. From the frenzied beginnings of Birds Flying Into Buildings, you know you're in for a musical adventure of epic proportions This song has a wild yet beautifful saxophone part. This is also my favorite along with "Tunguska" on the album. I would go on to say that both songs shows the band's signature sound in many ways.

Dan was kind enough to send me this but he wasn't sure I would like it. Well Dan, I do like it... very much so! I've been exploring music for a while now and it pleases me when such a amazing album comes across my path. I would recommend fans of the adventurous side of progressive rock, especially King Crimson, Anglagard, and Magma, to get the debut album "Bantam to Behemoth" by Birds And Buildings ASAP!"-Ron Fuchs, Prognaut






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Product Information:

UPC: 737885542225

Label: Emkog
Catalog ID: EMKOG 002
Squidco Product Code: 13313

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by the group in and around Washington, DC in 2007. Drums on 1-3 and 7 &8 recorded by Nick Skrobisz.

Personnel:

Dan Britton-keyboards, guitars, vocals

Malcolm McDuffie-drums

Brian Falkowski-saxophones, flute, clarinet

Brett d'Anon-bass, guitars

Megan Wheatley-vocals on track 5.

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Track Listing:

1. Birds Flying Into Buildings 9:13

2. Terra Fire 3:36

3. Tunguska 6:33

4. Caution Congregates and Forms a Storm 10:53

5. Chronicale of the Invisable River of Stone 9:19

6. Yucatan 65: The Agitation of the Mass 10:35

7. Chakra Kan 5:59

8. Battalion 9:55

9. Sunken City, Sunny Day 3:19







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