06 February 2014
Having been out of print for, well, a while, A Luna Red‘s (or if you were around at the time, perhaps also spelled as aLUnARED) first album, The Death Birds, is now available again as a digital re-release through its BandCamp page.
The Death Birds, originally released in 2000 on Vancouver’s Global Symphonic label (Frog Eyes, The Organ), was the first of two LPs by this short lived Vancouver experimental electronic post-punk outfit. The tracks that comprise this release were written in a short, condensed period of three months from what was at the time three musicians from varying backgrounds looking to forge a tense atmospheric sound that was simultaneously urgent and distressed.
The original CD of this is long out of print and so as a start to an archival digital release project by former A Luna Red vocalist/bassist JJD (who now lives in the UK and plays as the successful Soft Riot), The Death Birds is now offered as a digital release for all interested in hearing it. Included in this re-release is an added, previously un-released bonus track as well as an extended digital booklet based on the original artwork containing extra photos as well as an extended retrospective foreward by former A Luna Red synthesist William Winslow-Hansen.