The excellent Rhythm & Roots blog/imprint recently challenged some of South America’s brightest up-and-coming producers to make an original piece of music inspired by, and featuring, the bird song of an endangered bird species from their country.
This forms the basis of the compilation A Guide to the Birdsong of South America; and the results are quite amazing. Listening to the record, it’s fascinating hearing each artist’s unique approach to the task: how they’ve chopped, warped, reshaped and worked the bird calls into their compositions. Here’s a taste from Ecuadorian artist, Nicola Cruz:
You can stream the rest of the compilation at soundcloud/bandcamp, or if you want to be a proper Top Bloke, purchase a copy of the vinyl here.