Bliss is the the 4th solo album by the UK/NZ multi-instrumentalist and producer Andrew Bird. Not to be confused with the Basketball Player, the brilliant USA Folk Multi Instrumentalist Musician (http://www.andrewbird.net) or the UK DJ.
Find it here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bliss/id518012709
“Bliss” is mainly an epic electronic and soundscape affair but roots of english folk, electronica, orchestral and plenty of percussion can be heard and felt.
Having produced hundreds of folk and pop artists in NZ for a decade (including Esther Mitchell, Raylee Bradfield and Dan Bedingfield), Andrew returns to original form, last heard in zygotic phase his previous albums, “Lift” (1997) and “Voyage” (1994) which were released on tape and CD. The Robotronic EP, released in 2010 was a fun little story of the birth, life and death of a robot and a challenge to produce music mainly by step writing instead of writing with piano and music notation.
OTHER FEATURED VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS ON “BLISS” //
Duduk : Dream of Zen (David Tawfik)
Vox & Poetry on Bliss : DT Capri (Joy Ramirez)
Vox on “Constant” : Lynsey Berry
Vox on “Silver” : Andrew Bird
Granular and processing performance on “Voyager” : Andrew Bird & KYMA
KYMA, NI Absynth, Vocals, Ivory, Roland SH-3, Armenian Duduk, Irish Flute, North American Flute, Bodhran, Tuned Tambo, Glockenspeil (a present for Andrews 7th birthday), Senegalese Djembe, Egyptian Djembe, 80’s Ibanez Jem, Gibson Les Paul.