Birdsongs of the Mesozoic / Irridium Controversy, the
Album: Irridium Controversy, the   Collection:General
Artist:Birdsongs of the Mesozoic   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-23 Pull Date: 2004-04-26
Week Ending: Apr 11 Mar 21 Mar 7 Feb 29
Airplays: 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 23, 2022: Music Casserole
Make the Camera Dance
4. Feb 28, 2007: I once got Canadian radio
The Beat of Mesozoic
2. Aug 30, 2014: Music Casserole
Tectonic Melange
5. Mar 14, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Lost in the B-Zone
3. May 15, 2010: Music Casserole
The Beat of Mesozoic
6. Apr 07, 2004: Brownian Motion
Tectonic Melange

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-02-17
Amazing Boston based all instrumental group that’s been tooling for 24 years now- high art, prog, jazz, avante (?)- impossible to label, pidgeon-hole (and extremely difficult to do track by track). Just fine use of pianos and ensemble type instruments, guitar and electronics. In fact, for such a prog’ish outfit this stuff could fit really nicely in an experimental electronica set. Pretty close to jazz, but really just great compositions. Since my first exposure to them was a tape of a tape of a tape of them 1985 where they performed all Stravinsky, I cant help but hear Stravinsky in all of this. Suffice to say, this is really great stuff.

(track by tracks are tough as each track is very multi-dimensional, but here goes…)

1) midpaced major melodic, full
2) pensive, minor
3) pensive again, discordant feel w/ marching snare
4) this has a cool repetitive underlying bass tone at first, then goes into more epic composition
5) somehow reminds me of the Residents in places, slower
6) dark pensive piano w/ great use of subtle electronics, slip this in w/ electrobeat stuff
7) rumbling piano, spacey droney intro, kinkds into off-key proggy weirdness
8) full drum set, offbeat bordering on jazz, then repetitive loopy strangeness
9) I like the eighth beat pensive piano and pretty instrumentation
10) sorta chill and pretty, could make a fantastic segue way
11) more great super subtle electronics w/ piano and flute melodies
12) dark, near spy feel, with interesting sounds and percussion that builds into a veritable drum-fest!

Track Listing
1. Primordial Sludge   7. Tectonic Melange
2. The Iridium   8. Sherpas on Parade
3. The Iridium Controversy Afte   9. 100 Years of Excellence
4. Make the Camera Dance   10. Race Point
5. This Way Out   11. Centrifuge
6. Lost in the B-Zone   12. The Beat of Mesozoic