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Andrew Bird’s new album sounds horrendous

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

“The record I want to make here and now — the one I wish I could find in my local record store — is a gentle, lulling, polyrhythmic, minimalist yet warm tapestry of acoustic instruments. No solos, just interlocking parts. A little Steve Reich, but groovier. A little Ghanaian street music, but more arranged. Thick and creamy vocals like the Zombies’s Colin Blunstone. The bass warm and tubby like Studio One dub.”

…but seriously, read this. It’s a great behind-the-scenes look at making an album.