Bird Show

Ben Vida is great at keeping out of his own way. Talk-singing softly in enjoined, run-on couplets more impressionistic than cerebral, he leaves plenty of space for swooping, mewling keyboard brushstrokes, hints of sloping violin, and brittle acoustic strum, all eventually usurped by a fascinatingly intricate mélange of tight, tribal fret/drum percussion and flurried, gurgling tones digitally polished until they almost glow in the mix.

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