The Crooked Mile - is now avaialble to buy
After many moons my debut LP is now available on Bleeding Heart Recordings at all good record stores (and probably some bad ones too i guess)
It is a 10 track affair, recorded on half inch tape at the well studios in Hove, UK
it is now available on CD and to DOWNLOAD and also on VINYL later in the year on Bleeding Heart Recordings
here is what some people have said about it
”..like a waltz for the dead……unmistakable and unsettling…”
"… a debut album as beautiful as it is ghostly, traditional in sense and structure yet
completely unique in ideas and delivery - plus, Tilbury has perhaps the most delightfully weird voice you’ll hear all year”
Get your hands on a copy of this album. Because I won’t be letting go of my copy. And you won’t want to lose your copy either, if you have any sense.
IS THIS MUSIC?
and my favourite quote….EVER…..
'the overall experience has just left me cold'
the link is here for any interested people that wish to but a physical copy
and here for anyone wanting to download it (with an extra track)
there is some press blurb at the bottom of this thing
thank you everything
'I Like Totally Do Not Understand Or Whatever EP'
is a Limited Edition EP of material not used for the new LP is also now available
on 3” cd by through A Beard Of Snails Records
buy / download here
'No Arms And No Friends / Ghost Club 7” Vinyl'
also limited edition beautiful 7 inch vinyl available
through lynch(ed) recordings
buy / download here
i also have some shows coming up too here
well that’s all for now folks, goodbye and thank you
lawry joseph tilbury
The release of ‘The Crooked Mile’, sees Birdengine produce his first full length album. 10 exceptional songs that take the listener on a remarkable journey. From strange lands to bizarre outsider characters, drowning monsters and villages swallowed by the ground. Tilbury’s beautiful and somewhat strange vocals enhance the eerie, unsettling quality of the songs. The medley of instruments employed on the record are almost exclusively, with the exception of the drums, played by Tilbury himself. Abandoning the hushed, purposefully plucked guitar of it’s predecessor mini-album ‘I Fed Thee Rabbit Water’, ‘The Crooked Mile’ sees him encompass a much fuller, larger sound with lo-fi noise, spanish guitar, accordion, organ, double bass and a whole plethora of noise based harmony.
The album was recorded at The Well Studios in Hove, Sussex using completely analogue equipment and recorded to half inch tape by producer David Ringland. Drummers Tom Marsh (of Brighton based lofi pop outifit ‘The Robot Heart’) and Danny Green (of folksters LAISH) lend their skills to tracks ‘Phantom Limb’, ‘The Experiments Of Dr Sarconi’ and ‘No Arms And No Friends’.
Tilbury has said of the album; “I wanted to move away from the rougher, quieter sound of my early work, keeping the experimental noise and melancholy melodies, but transposed to a full band sound. There are still some quieter moments on the album, ‘I, dancing bear’ for example, the first song I wrote for the LP, has a softer sound and ‘Ghost Club’ has strong echos of my earlier work, but tracks like ‘Phantom Limb’ are a real departure from what I was doing with ‘I Fed Thee Rabbit Water’. This album tries to engage with the idea of not belonging to society and the senses of alienation that accompany feeling as though you are an outsider.’
Birdengine is Lawry Joseph Tilbury, whose unique music has been described by The Independent as ‘beautiful, backwards weirdness’ and by WARP Records as “an unknown supernatural force”. Despite every new recording heralding a marked shift in style and delivery, his unique ‘birdengine’ sound always remains identifiable. Having released two EP’s of early experimental work on benbecula records, described by Stylus as, ‘The first relevant work of freak folktronica’, he then went on to produce his mini-album ‘I fed Thee Rabbit Water’ described by The Independent as ‘a 25 minute pastoral masterpiece’.