about the cassette

When you listen to birds, they usually talk about food, sex/family, or anxiety. If they knew about the true nature of humanity's cruel and exploitative relationship with birds, they would be discussing rebellion. Humanity's current trajectory about birds is to cause the extinction of one-third of all bird species by the end of this century.

This record crystallises the borders between memory, beauty, and anxiety. At the core is an amalgam of all the birds we have met and heard, their sounds synthesised from a blend of memories. Esthetically it simulates the qualities of bird sounds, hitting similar frequential sweet spots. There is a great variety of birds captured here, from high to low frequencies, from solo voices to groups, from birds standing on their own to complex world-building, where the bird voices are part of an ecosystem, becoming one of the instruments.

You could stop there, enjoying this record on a musical level, but it invites us to do one step further, to consider reconfiguring our relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants. To question our impact, and to ask why we need synthetic bird music. Is it just a visionary endeavour or is it because we are failing at fostering a world in which organic birds and other creatures can thrive?

32 artists from the whole world, including our favourite artists from Eastern Europe, have contributed to this compilation both with new and previously released music. Their music is ordered from dawn to dusk and into the night. For many of the artists it's their first time on mappa, but some have previously released an album with us.

  1. 1 - Jonáš Gruska - Svitanie 2:36
  2. 2 - Dialect - Yamaha Birds pt 1 2:00
  3. 3 - Makakinho do Amor - La guardiana de las ondas radiales 1 2:01
  4. 4 - Baldruin - Sonderbare Ereignisse am Lake Hillier 2:57
  5. 5 - Olli Aarni - Kirkas laulu, haalea valo 4:54
  6. 6 - Øyvind Torvund, BIT20 Ensemble, Trond Madsen, Jørgen Træen, Kjetil Møster - Wind Up Paradise Birds 5:09
  7. 7 - Vic Bang - Whizz 4:10
  8. 8 - Grykë Pyje - A Glitch In The Jungle 3:23
  9. 9 - Tomutonttu - Harpusta / Tarjous 5:58
  10. 10 - Native Instrument - Vögel Unserer Heimat 6:36
  11. 11 - Hmot - Irekle Qoştar 3:43
  12. 12 - Artificial Memory Trace - Ptakodisk 5:46
  13. 13 - Floris Vanhoof - Mijn Papegaai Fluit Pure Tonen 2:42
  14. 14 - JAB - Aviary 1:49
  15. 15 - Cheryl E. Leonard - Susurrus 4:33

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  1. 1 - Jonáš Gruska - Svitanie 2:36
  2. 2 - Dialect - Yamaha Birds pt 1 2:00
  3. 3 - Makakinho do Amor - La guardiana de las ondas radiales 1 2:01
  4. 4 - Baldruin - Sonderbare Ereignisse am Lake Hillier 2:57
  5. 5 - Olli Aarni - Kirkas laulu, haalea valo 4:54
  6. 6 - Øyvind Torvund, BIT20 Ensemble, Trond Madsen, Jørgen Træen, Kjetil Møster - Wind Up Paradise Birds 5:09
  7. 7 - Vic Bang - Whizz 4:10
  8. 8 - Grykë Pyje - A Glitch In The Jungle 3:23
  9. 9 - Tomutonttu - Harpusta / Tarjous 5:58
  10. 10 - Native Instrument - Vögel Unserer Heimat 6:36
  11. 11 - Hmot - Irekle Qoştar 3:43
  12. 12 - Artificial Memory Trace - Ptakodisk 5:46
  13. 13 - Floris Vanhoof - Mijn Papegaai Fluit Pure Tonen 2:42
  14. 14 - JAB - Aviary 1:49
  15. 15 - Cheryl E. Leonard - Susurrus 4:33

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about the cassette

When you listen to birds, they usually talk about food, sex/family, or anxiety. If they knew about the true nature of humanity's cruel and exploitative relationship with birds, they would be discussing rebellion. Humanity's current trajectory about birds is to cause the extinction of one-third of all bird species by the end of this century.

This record crystallises the borders between memory, beauty, and anxiety. At the core is an amalgam of all the birds we have met and heard, their sounds synthesised from a blend of memories. Esthetically it simulates the qualities of bird sounds, hitting similar frequential sweet spots. There is a great variety of birds captured here, from high to low frequencies, from solo voices to groups, from birds standing on their own to complex world-building, where the bird voices are part of an ecosystem, becoming one of the instruments.

You could stop there, enjoying this record on a musical level, but it invites us to do one step further, to consider reconfiguring our relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants. To question our impact, and to ask why we need synthetic bird music. Is it just a visionary endeavour or is it because we are failing at fostering a world in which organic birds and other creatures can thrive?

32 artists from the whole world, including our favourite artists from Eastern Europe, have contributed to this compilation both with new and previously released music. Their music is ordered from dawn to dusk and into the night. For many of the artists it's their first time on mappa, but some have previously released an album with us.

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