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1 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - HIGHWAYMEN IN MIDNIGHT MASKS (10") - (EP) 
DENOVALI


In line with the WINTER LADY release, Denovali Records will realize HIGHWAYMENT IN MIDNIGHT MASKS as a 10. On the B-side: i have my heart and forbidden love, a collaboration with prolific artist AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, INFINITE LIGHT LTD). The track juxtaposes Alicia's harsh distorted guitars, with an ethereal flute drone courtesy of Baker. This unassuming contrast of polar opposites has visceral consequences: Alicia's signature vocals sit on top, telling a story of a dark love affair, while Baker's vocal sits below - reduced to an ambient texture. The result: a 'Gregorian Chant' for fans of acid drenched drone, a 'Post, post-rock' love song of epic proportions, a lyrical journey of exploration in to the philosophical depravities of The Marquis de Sade. Also mixed & mastered by NILS FRAHM.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Highwaymen In Midnight Masks 02. Forbidden Love (featuring Aidan Baker) 03. I Have My Heart


Format: EP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-12-2011
Item # : 423376     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - THE DEATH OF OUR INVENTION - (LP) 
DENOVALI


After four years finally a new full length. Masterworks of minimalism and glacial beauty. With Birds of Passage, New Zealand based Alicia Merz presents us with an endearing invitation into her fragile world, a captivating journey through the landscapes of her emotional euphoria and agony, a further commitment to musical experimentation.The cold minimalist-drones, distorted field recordings, and sparse instrumentation, illustrate an icy, desolate and dark world. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the reverb drenched instrumentation, metaphorical fairytale lyrics, and anti-climactic compositions remind us that Alicia Merz is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. After four years of silence, Merz returns with the fourth full length 'The Death of Our Invention'.

TRACKLISTING: 01. If Full Of Care Part 1 0:44 02. Haunt My Existence 7:26 03. Creature Of My Night 3:13 04. The Love Song 3:30 05. Shadows Of Our Mind 3:25 06. Another Thousand Eyes 4:14 07. Without The World 3:47 08. Dare I Feel 3:25 09. Demons In Our Midst 5:47 10. Wake To The Dream 4:24 11. Modern Monster 4:56 12. If Full Of Care Part 2 00:48


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-04-2018
Item # : 513249     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - THE DEATH OF OUR INVENTION - (CD) 
DENOVALI


After four years finally a new full length. Masterworks of minimalism and glacial beauty. With Birds of Passage, New Zealand based Alicia Merz presents us with an endearing invitation into her fragile world, a captivating journey through the landscapes of her emotional euphoria and agony, a further commitment to musical experimentation.The cold minimalist-drones, distorted field recordings, and sparse instrumentation, illustrate an icy, desolate and dark world. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the reverb drenched instrumentation, metaphorical fairytale lyrics, and anti-climactic compositions remind us that Alicia Merz is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. After four years of silence, Merz returns with the fourth full length 'The Death of Our Invention'.

TRACKLISTING: 01. If Full Of Care Part 1 0:44 02. Haunt My Existence 7:26 03. Creature Of My Night 3:13 04. The Love Song 3:30 05. Shadows Of Our Mind 3:25 06. Another Thousand Eyes 4:14 07. Without The World 3:47 08. Dare I Feel 3:25 09. Demons In Our Midst 5:47 10. Wake To The Dream 4:24 11. Modern Monster 4:56 12. If Full Of Care Part 2 00:48

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-04-2018
Item # : 513250     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - THIS KINDLY SLUMBER - (CD) 
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Following 'Without the World' and 'Winter Lady', the New Zealander Alicia Merz of Birds of Passage returns with her third album 'This Kindly Slumber'. Like a cocoon, this album will envelope you in its many layers. Quiet storms filled with ambient atmospheres, densely layered choral drones, fragile vocals. Harsh reverberation, gently lulled by sweet musings, offset by poetic and philosophical lyrics, ebb away into blissful ambience. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the anti-climactic compositions of Alicia remind us that she is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. Climb into the cocoon of 'This Kindly Slumber'. This place of refuge will find you when you most need it, take you to the world within its folds. For fans of SLOWDIVE, GROUPER, ZOLA JESUS, COCTEAU TWINS, SIGUR RoS.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Ashes To Ashes 5:28 02. Belle De Jour 6:57 03. And All Of Your Dreams 2:36 04. Stranger 4:32 05. Take My Breath 5:48 06. Yesterday's Stains 4:59 07. Lonesome Tame 10:08

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-01-2014
Item # : 453046     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - THIS KINDLY SLUMBER - (LP) 
DENOVALI


Following 'Without the World' and 'Winter Lady', the New Zealander Alicia Merz of Birds of Passage returns with her third album 'This Kindly Slumber'. Like a cocoon, this album will envelope you in its many layers. Quiet storms filled with ambient atmospheres, densely layered choral drones, fragile vocals. Harsh reverberation, gently lulled by sweet musings, offset by poetic and philosophical lyrics, ebb away into blissful ambience. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the anti-climactic compositions of Alicia remind us that she is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. Climb into the cocoon of 'This Kindly Slumber'. This place of refuge will find you when you most need it, take you to the world within its folds. For fans of SLOWDIVE, GROUPER, ZOLA JESUS, COCTEAU TWINS, SIGUR RoS.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Ashes To Ashes 5:28 02. Belle De Jour 6:57 03. And All Of Your Dreams 2:36 04. Stranger 4:32 05. Take My Breath 5:48 06. Yesterday's Stains 4:59 07. Lonesome Tame 10:08

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-01-2014
Item # : 453047     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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6 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - WINTER LADY - (CD) 
DENOVALI


A masterwork of minimalism, WINTER LADY - Alicia Merz's sophomore solo effort as BIRDS OF PASSAGE sees an return to the desolate and melancholic soundcscapes of her highly acclaimed debut, WITHOUT THE WORLD. With WINTER LADY, Alicia presents us with an endearing invitation into her fragile world, a captivating through the landscapes of her emotional euphoria and agony, a further commitment to musical experimentation, a worthy addition to the oeuvre of BIRDS OF PASSAGE. The cold minimalist-drones, distorted field recordings, and sparse instrumentation, illustrate an icy, desolate and dark. It's as if we are listening to the sound of winter itself; an audio exposure to the unforgiving elements of winter. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the reverb drenched instrumentation, metaphorical fairytale lyrics, and anti-climactic compositionsi remind us that Alicia Merz is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters. With WINTER LADY, Alicia re-establishes herself as a true musical maverick - who is able to capture the imaginations of audiences as diverse as those of SIGUR ROS, GROUPER and ZOLA JESUS. In short, BIRDS OF PASSAGE's WINTER LADY is an album of authentic experimentation, masterful minimalism, immense tragedy, and glacial beauty. It is not surprising that already after the first album NILS FRAHM and PETER BRODERICK (EFTERKLANG) belonged to the fanbase of BIRDS OF PASSAGE.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Fatal Melody 02. Highwaymen In Midnight Masks 03. Away With The Night 04. Disaster Of Dreams 05. Hollow 06. The Monster Inside You 07. Waltz While We Sleep

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 17-12-2011
Item # : 423373     
Availability: IN STOCK
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7 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - WINTER LADY - (LP) 
DENOVALI


Reissue of the second Birds Of Passage album from 2011. A masterwork of minimalism, ""Winter Lady"" - Alicia Merz's sophomore solo effort as BIRDS OF PASSAGE sees a return to the desolate and melancholic soundcscapes of her highly acclaimed debut, ""Without The World"". With ""Winter Lady"", Alicia presents us with an endearing invitation into her fragile world, a captivating through the landscapes of her emotional euphoria and agony, a further commitment to musical experimentation, a worthy addition to the oeuvre of BIRDS OF PASSAGE.The cold minimalist-drones, distorted field recordings, and sparse instrumentation, illustrate an icy, desolate and dark. It's as if we are listening to the sound of winter itself; an audio exposure to the unforgiving elements of winter. With allusions to dark-pop and classic broken-folk, the reverb drenched instrumentation, metaphorical fairytale lyrics, and anti-climactic compositions remind us that Alicia Merz is a singer songwriter for people who don't like singer songwriters.With ""Winter Lady"", Alicia re-establishes herself as a true musical maverick - who is able to capture the imaginations of audiences as diverse as those of Sigur Ros, Grouper or Zola Jesus. In short, Birds Of Passage's ""Winter Lady"" is an album of authentic experimentation, masterful minimalism, immense tragedy, and glacial beauty. It is not surprising that already after the first album Nils Frahm & Peter Broderick belonged to the fanbase of Birds Of Passage.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Fatal Melody 02. Highwaymen In Midnight Masks 03. Away With The Night 04. Disaster Of Dreams 05. Hollow 06. The Monster Inside You 07. Waltz While We Sleep


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-04-2018
Item # : 423375     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - WITHOUT THE WORLD - (CD) 
DENOVALI


LO-FI MINIMALISTIC SHOEGAZE / EXPERIMENTAL POP WITH DRONE INFLUENCES. If you like slowdive, cocteau twins, sigur ros youre maybe enjoying alicia...

TRACKLISTING: 01. You 02. Scarlet Monkeys 03. Fantastic Frown 04. Pray For A Sunny Day 05. Skeletons 06. The Patterns On Your Face 07. All My Lines 08. Heal 09. Whisper A Word 10. My Own Mind 11. Those Blackest Winter Nights 12. Alone And Raw

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 18-03-2011
Item # : 415235     
Availability: IN STOCK
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9 - BIRDS OF PASSAGE - WITHOUT THE WORLD - (LP) 
DENOVALI


Finally a reissue of the very first Birds Of Passage album from 2010. Minimalistic Lo-Fi Shoegaze meets experimental pop with drone influences.For someone who thinks its difficult to describe music in general, its even more difficult to describe the soundscapes of BIRDS OF PASSAGE. The influences of Alicia Merz - the girl behind BIRDS OF PASSAGE - are her memories, breathless-inspiring cold winds, the smell and atmosphere of a spring day, smoking cigarettes, sunshine and shadows. As a mixture of all these elements plus a minimalistic experimental instrumentation you as well can describe her music: sometimes shy, sometimes more energetic ("fantastic frown") but always intensely and extremly private. Listening to her debut record ""Without The World"" is like sharing one long day with Alicia and her thoughts in the diverse landscapes of her home country New Zealand.Alicia doesnt need the orotund spectacle of a band to evoke emotions - with the help of different, in a minimalistic way, used instruments combined with field recordings, she doesnt create specific songs - she builds up a mood. Theres no typical song structure, theres no melody to chase after - but theres a development which absorbs you and which makes you start to think about elements you block out in your everyday life.

TRACKLISTING: 01. You 02. Scarlet Monkeys 03. Fantastic Frown 04. Pray For A Sunny Day 05. Skeletons 06. The Patterns On Your Face 07. All My Lines 08. Heal 09. Whisper A Word 10. My Own Mind 11. Those Blackest Winter Nights 12. Alone And Raw

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-04-2018
Item # : 415236     
Availability: IN STOCK
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