Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Andrew Bird

As you can tell, Masterfade is, or at least tries to be, a very diverse and eclectic blog. Finding a single artist that best defines our blog's 'sound' is near impossible, but we believe the best match is Andrew Bird. A classically trained violinist, Andrew went on to fiddle for the neo-swing band The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and then went solo. His latest album, Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs, has about as many influences as Masterfade; quirky Beck-esque lyrics, creative arrangements, lovely string interludes, and a couple jazzy violin solos are packed into this little CD. My (Sam's) favorite song on this disc is (surprise) Masterfade, and Seth's is the more upbeat A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left. Download one of the best albums of 2005 below, and you can decide your favorite for yourself.

Andrew Bird- Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs


Apparently, the first album linked to was missing tracks 5 and 6. The link above now leads you to the full album, but here are those two tracks for those of you who already downloaded the partial album.

Measuring Cups (Track 5)

Banking on a Myth (Track 6)

Classical requests? Feel free to leave a comment.


At February 13, 2006, Anonymous Cls said...

Very nice and tasteful blog -keep on posting, and thanks for the music!
BTW, the link for Andrew Bird doesn't work -nor does the link for Mehldau's Day is done (they are both on, it seems there's something wrong with the file names, perhaps you should check that out?)

greetings, cls

At February 13, 2006, Anonymous mafalda said...

i found this blog because i was searching for the meaning of "masterfade". i'm portuguese and i'm still learning this language :)

i'm going to take a deeper look at your blog. i'm really found on music, especially on Andrew Bird!

At February 17, 2006, Anonymous cls said...

Ahem... I'm sorry to bother you again for this one, but tracks 5 and 6 are missing from the file I've downloaded... any chance putting them up?

Thanks again, cls

At February 20, 2006, Blogger Seth said...

Ah! Cls, you're right! It's not that I didn't compress or upload it properly, it's that my copy was actully missing two tracks! I'll have the complete album up as soon as I can. Thanks!


At February 21, 2006, Anonymous cls said...

Everything's working now... thank you very much again! And keep on with the classical music -I do really think people (myself included) has to know more about 20th Century composers... may I suggest some Xenakis, Penderecki, Cage, Berio, Boulez...



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