**limited edition single-sided heavy weight vinyl record in full colour luxury sleeve** Birds is a collaboration between Erik Kessels, Anthony Burrill and Malcolm Goldie. Bird song and aeroplane recordings are carefully arranged in an audio collage of pleasant and unpleasant sounds. The record creates an unsettling listening experience featuring amongst others the House Sparrow, Airbus A320, Blue Tit, Boeing 777X, Wood Pigeon and a Cessna 172. In times where the sound of birds and airplanes are absent due to the fact we have to stay indoors, this record could provide the ultimate but disturbing mix of both of them.
Quote from Anthony Burrill: "When Erik and I first spoke about making a record mixing bird song and plane noises I thought it was a ridiculous idea. We asked Malcolm Goldie to create the sound composition and sprinkle a touch of humour into the mix. Now that we’ve made the record and are ready to release it I still think it’s mad. Sometimes it’s good to make idiotic things happen."
Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, designer and curator. He is since 1996 Creative Partner of communications agency KesselsKramer in Amsterdam and London. As an artist and curator Kessels has published over 75 books of his ‘re-appropriated’ images and has written the international bestseller Failed It! Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Album Beauty, Unfinished Father and GroupShow. His mid-career retrospective was shown in Turin, Düsseldorf, Budapest and he exhibited this year in the SFMOMA. He was called “a visual sorcerer” by Time Magazine and a “Modern Anthropologist” by Vogue (Italia).
Anthony Burrill is a Graphic artist, printmaker and designer. He is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication, such as the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People”, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.
Malcolm Goldie is a musician, producer and sound designer based in London creating original music and sound. His productions have a unique up-beat personality and distinctive sound. His work often combines a conceptual approach with a lightness of touch and a subtle humour, it has been described as both ‘psychedelic electro-pop’ and ‘R2D2 meets Brian Eno’.