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ARTIST
TITLE
City Vs. Mountains
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SFT 003EP SFT 003EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/27/2011

"Airbird is the solo project from Joel Ford, bassist of Tigercity and one half of Ford & Lopatin. After a split-cassette release with Megafortress on The Curatorial Club, Ford releases Airbird's first single, City Vs. Mountains on his own label Software. In lead track 'City Vs. Mountains,' cicadas buzz as Airbird exits Babylon on his boogie road trip quest back to nature. Ford notorious for funk, packs a whole arsenal of West Coast style groove for the trip. The track is definitely a road dogger with lots of beats and bass plus a remarkable clarity in the vocals that distinguishes him from the contemporary murk pack. After a night of heavy driving, 'Rotating Cloud' marks the day's return with sparse, delicate high register melodies and pulses which gradually give way to a midi locked safari of wildlife house. And yes the zookeeper is a Al Carlson, Software's engineer & mix guy you thought -- but he also packs a gnarly Alphabet City avant RIPPP when he wants to, and on multiple saxes. Airbird arrives!" Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies.