Bird by Snow

Songbread & Another Ocean LP

$15.00


A new calf sparkles in the field at dawn with after-birth upon her. Standing strong and brave with wobbly legs in a precarious world. With totally fearless surrender she steps forward, still wet from the inner universe of the before birth being. With the same naked abandon we offer this 3rd long-player by Bird By Snow. Ten free-pop-mantras, ancient-babies of modern song.

The most fertile Bird By Snow record (so far) each side of this album has its own name, in order to give the tunes more mind-space to flourish and expand Side A is "Songbread" and side B is "Another Ocean." In this record-world we find BBS harvesting perspectives in an old-growth forest of ontology & swimming joyfully in wide-wonder-waters of multi-instrumentalism. Cellos, drones, pianos, field-recordings, tape-collage & all manner of drumming, strumming & singing confer and conspire here. Many of these songs have been two years in the making, grown and regrown on musical tours through the generous world. Songs with fresh-washed faces, and crow's feet in the corners of their eyes.

"Songbread/Another Ocean" is also some of Gnome Life's most beautiful and ambitious packaging! The cover is a color lithograph poster, and the LP also includes a deluxe handmade booklet of literature, lyrics, ideas, and points of entry. AND a second semi-transparant poster of poetry called: "SLOW POEMS" by Fletcher Tucker (a.k.a. Bird By Snow). This edition is limited to 550 copies, and is on completely clear vinyl, and comes with a CD!

{recorded at home on 8-track cassette tape, mastered by John Golden.}

"Bird By Snow walks the tightrope between several worlds; the natural and the manmade constructs, the eternal and the temporal, the spirit and the flesh. His songs spilling out like wood smoke hanging low over a cool morning meadow. Weather, wind, fire, water and air, acoustic instruments and nuanced amplification illuminating the inter-connections. Exploring personal and universal identities with an understated, yet sometimes quite grand grace and organically natural ease, almost like these songs sound like they just happened rather than being crafted and created. This beautiful ten song set is a perfect compliment to his first two albums, and continues and expands upon his northwestern vision quest." - George Parsons, (editor) Dream Magazine

1. Domestic Freedom 2. If You Wait 3. Caveman Baby 4. You are Mom 5. Lovers on our Backs 6. When You Surrender 7. What I am Doing [mp3 is an excerpt] 8. Another Ocean 9. My Life is Easy 10. I Give Myself