Dust Wind TalesW-S Burn : Birdsong In Stereo (US,2006)**°
Recorded live, as a stripped minimal performance, led by voice mostly, this comes over like a pretty loner vision, where I can’t figure something more concrete, while the melodic side of it still is pretty recognizable and enjoyable. Several instruments (chimes, guitar, harmonium, flute, violin, glockenspiel) accompany one by one, like tendons for the skeletal bone singing. At times there’s a gospel blues touch but as if inspired from an outsider inner vision. Not any remains leave something focused enough as an image to keep it hanging around longer than vaguely moodily. It remains unclear if there is more happening than a stabilizing weakness with sweetness of more sober patterns because the expressions are not expanding that much to become really sad or more contrasting with a wider range of characters, so it seems as if only the improvisation itself has the last word, hanging in the air like a lava lamp mood. In future I hope I will be able to have a closer look with something more than a lo-fi recording.
CDR in an edition of 60.