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Artwork by Jody Jock
Birdcage

Untitled 22

06.28.2011

A - Say A Little Prayer
B - Say A Little Prayer (Another Prayer)

Once again, Japanese artist Birdcage brings deep, smooth serenity to Untitled & After’s catalog, always one to approach techno as something personal and meditative, bordering on spiritual. Birdcage's third release for Untitled & After features a pair of tracks exploring variations on a theme. “Say A Little Prayer” is deep and fragile, enveloping the listener in a shimmering fog of gleaming pads and sparkling harp melodies with subtly symphonic layers of sound. “Say A Little Prayer (Another Prayer)” is simultaneously more concrete and more abstract than its original – beats come down with a heavier hand creating a more dancefloor-oriented manifestation.

Support

Dan Curtin (Metamorphic Recordings / Mobilee / Peacefrog / Tuning Spork)
Rating: 4/5 - very interesting and lovely music, full support!

Cio D´Or (Prologue / Treibstoff / Time To Express)
great! thanks!! "A Little Prayer" is very special because of this beautiful Asia sound influence, very touching & emotional! Will play it in my “Asian Set” (Charted for Groove Magazine, Berlin)

James Holden (Border Community / Studio !K7)
the a-side of this is really nice, i love the distortion on the electric piano high notes, beautiful.

John Selway (Ultra / CSM)
Rating: 4/5 - definitely has me drifting away somewhere

Ilker Soylu (Philogresz) (Team / Ware / Night Drive / Treibstoff)
Rating: 4/5 - dream on, dream on! play on... (Featured on Picksz & Reckonsz 5 video blog.)

Alland Byallo (Poker Flat, Nightlight Music)
Really slick stuff. I like the first mix.

Dean Facer (OurHouse Magazine Reviewer / United Colors Of House)
Rating: 5/5 - Quality !!!! nice and deep, really liking Another Prayer

Laurent N. (12 Monthly Radio Shows: Nice 102.3 FM / House Nation Radio / Radio Sensation / NCRadio)
Rating: 5/5 - Superb track. Big travel with this excellent track. FULL SUPPORT !!!

Shohei Takata (Statik)
another player is solid! it sounds like a interpretation on Birdcage's Cadenza…will play for sure! original is like infiltrate into Birdcage's world little by little, both tracks show his originality.

Rene Breitbarth (Deep Data / Shockplay / Treibstoff)
Rating: 4/5 - nice

Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band / Ulysses / Filipsson & Ulysses)
Rating: 4/5 - The original is EPIC and lush. Thanks!

onlyhousemusic.org
Los últimos meses ha estado muy ligado a Trailing, el sello de Rafa Siles, pero la mayoría de su material ha visto la luz en el sello americano Untitled & After, al que vuelve con un nuevo trabajo, masterizado por Tobias Freund (Tobias.) y que ya está disponible en tiendas digitales.
Como japonés que es, Birdcage no es ajeno al drama que sacudió su país hace pocos meses, el prólogo de su último tema nos recuerda una tragedia similar, la que sufrió Perú en 2007 cuando un terremoto acabó con la vida de cientos de personas. La desasosegante grabación que abre Say A Little Prayer da paso al sonido de una encantadora melodía de piano y al arsenal de sonidos que Birdcage tiene ya como marca registrada, un emo-techno que roza lo espiritual y te sumerge en un viaje de doce minutos mágicos. Una segunda versión, con la coletilla de Another Prayer, nos adentra en un dub más rítmico que prescinde del piano para centrar la atención en una melodía espectral y efectos minimalistas. Artículo escrito por: GRüN

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