We’be had a number of releases across numerous genres since our last update. Give them a listen, below.
Available on pre-order
Dynamic free-jazz from The Side Eye (Aug. 30, 2019)
Experimental electro-acoustics from Mira Martin-Grey.
Lynchian bunker jazz from Women of the Pore. SOLD OUT
Floyd-worshiping instrumental space rock from Heavy Moon.
Experimental minimalist free jazz from A Half With Tinnitus.
Kosmische jamming post rock from Stargoon. SOLD OUT
Dark ambient esoteric ritual music from Serpent Season.
Crystalline ambient electro-acoustic drift from storyinsoil. SOLD OUT
Cosmic analogue synthesizer for black holes from Jakob Rehlinger. Limited quantities.
Styles: Post-rock, ambient, kosmische, chill-out, drone, psych-folk
Sort of similar: Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Tortoise
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Dark Bird describes In A Milky Way as “lazy, hazy, cosmic, psych-folk electronica” and we describe it as “kosmische new age post-rock for stargazing.” Tomato/tomato.
See also, the trance-inducing intergalactic video for the title track by Melissa Boraski (aka Eiyn Sof).
Dark Bird was founded by Roan Bateman in 2005 in Toronto (2013 he moved to Waterloo), and has been the home for almost all of his home-recorded music. His sound is often personal and low-key, but covers a lot of ground. The influences range from psychedelic, folk, alternative, electronic, ambient, experimental and more. Roan is a singer/songwriter, but often records instrumentals. Usually these two approaches will be kept separate from album to album, but there is definitely some overlap.
Dark Bird self-released Long Gone in 2007 and played numerous shows around Toronto for a few years. It became too much to continue with music while juggling family & work. Roan became focused on visual art as a creative outlet—designing album covers, T-shirts, and concert posters for Hawkeyes, Comet Control, Skydiggers, Michael Hurley, and Marissa Anderson among others as well as artwork for effect pedals by Greenhouse Effects—only performing and recording sporadically.
2018 will see the release of two new albums. In A Milky Way, which is an instrumental EP of lazy, hazy, cosmic, psych-folk electronica. To be released by Arachnidiscs Recordings in the summer as a limited edition CD, and digitally on Bandcamp. The full-length album, Lay Low, will be released by Ur Audio-Visual this Fall as a cassette, and also digitally on Bandcamp.