The Dark Sea Hides A Bright Light

by THE NOISE BIRDS

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    Limited edition 300 only black vinyl LP housed in a 350gsm gloss finished outer sleeve

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Dark Sea Hides A Bright Light via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Numbered edition of 10 copies.

    When a new release goes off to the record pressing plant to be manufactured, almost all of the time (it's the labels choice) a set of white label test pressings are made and sent to the label to check everything is as it should be before the rest of the actual pressing is produced. Test pressings usually come in quantities of 5 or 10, depending on how many you ask for and how many folks need to hear and okay it before saying 'yes' to the full production run. This LP is one of those.

    They don't come with printed sleeves or printed labels. They are black vinyl LP's with plain white labels (or sometimes i've stamped them with the label logo stamp) in white card sleeves with info sticker attached and an A4 press sheet inside.

    In some instances where a release has only ever been issued on coloured vinyl, these black vinyl copies are the only ones in this colour in existence.

    Basically, they're for the curious and the collectors out there, They cost me money, and i set the price to reflect this and their rarity. I make no secret of the fact i'm selling what i have left to spare to help raise funds to go into the production pot which funds the next batch of releases. It always needs topping up and i'd rather someone into these had them and enjoy them.

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about

Back in 2007, the Tokyo-based duo known as Suishou no Fune visited San Francisco, and during their stay participated in a recording session with old friends Mason Jones and Mike Shoun, who were operating under the name Numinous Eye. That session was released in a very small edition several years later by the Essence Music label from Brazil as "Black Flowers Of The Forest In The Cosmos". When Suishou no Fune were planning their latest trip to San Francisco in May of 2018, as part of filming for a documentary, plans were made for a follow-up recording. The quartet crammed themselves into a small rehearsal space, along with two guests who filmed the proceedings, and spent the afternoon creating dark, heavy psychedelic atmospheres.

Pirako and Kageo, on high-end and low-end guitar respectively, have an uncanny way of melding inner-space psychedelic drone with free-form guitar lines and spiritual sonic flow. Suishou no Fune has been a key part of Japan's scene for two decades now, playing as a duo as well as in extended format with drums and bass. San Francisco's Numinous Eye, started by guitarist Mason Jones after parting ways with his previous band SubArachnoid Space, has released a string of albums bridging noise-drone with psychedelic rock. Prime collaborator Mike Shoun, on drums and synthesizers, has also played with Thee Oh Sees, Peacers, and many others.

Noise Birds, as a trio of guitars driven by drums, demonstrates a cohesive vision and melding of minds as the layers of sound shift around each other. Improvised together on the spot, these songs ebb and flow as the players communicate without words, focused on working together with the goal of taking the music as far in, and out, as possible. This is music as speech, as collaboration, as friends coming together across an ocean to express themselves as one, presented here for everyone else to hear and enjoy.

For fans of : Suishou no Fune, Bardo Pond, Kousokuya, Fushitsusha, Carlton Melton, Les Rallizes Denudes etc

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released March 20, 2020

The Noise Birds are ..

水晶の舟 Suishou No Fune (Japan, Pirako & Kageo)

and Numinous Eye (USA, Mason Jones & Mike Shoun)

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