Cage & Aviary – Migration Album Review

Posted: November 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Those with an intrest in Electronica music, will be excited to know that an amazing duo, Cage & Aviary are about to break into the industry with their debut album, Migration, which will be available from 23rd January 2012.

Before I give you an idea of what to expect from this incredibly amazing album, it is perphaps useful if I give you a bit of background information on this new duo.

Part man, part machine, part cockatiel, Cage & Aviary take flights of fancy whenever they can. Jamie Paton is a DJ, a one-finger keyboardist, and a pot-tickler. Nigel of Bermondsey is a musician, South London’s finest oscillator, and a dedicated dabbler. Together they are winners of the cosmic lottery.

Having put out releases to much acclaim on the ltd editions that are Dissident Distribution, Cage & Aviary have since spread their wings with releases on DFA, Tiny Sticks and Astro Lab. Their own label, The Walls Have Ears, is slowly carving out a reputation for quality dubbed-out dance music too – the Cage & Aviary remix series has met with great critical acclaim thus far, with the likes of Andy Blake, Prins Thomas, Horse Meat Disco, Mock N Toof, Bill Brewster, Tim Sweeney, James Murphy, Tiga, Erol Alkan and other such luminaries counted amongst fans of their work.

Now for the album itself. You can usually get a feeling of what to expect from an album from the first track, and Giorgio Carpenter is certinaly no dissapointment.  It is remarkable in the sense that it is very smooth and slick. If you breath in, close your eyes and let the music consume your soul then the song will get your adrenaline pumping. Not only this but the wide aray of ingenuis sounds makes you intrigued about what more this album has to offer.

The tracks on this album are addictive in their own way, as each track offers a unique sound and experience. Sometimes debut albums can be such a dissapointment, with each song sounding too much the same, but this is definately not the case with this album. There is plenty of variety on offer with Migration, thus showing that Cage & Aviary are extremely capable of pushing themselves to the limit.

If I were to recommend a specific track to keep your eyes peeled for it would probably have to be, Good Egg, Bad Apple. If you were looking for a beat to get you going on a night out then this is the one. It may have  a dark and sexy vibe to it, but this can only be a positive thing, as it makes you crave more.

This album is not for the faint hearted, its definately one however of true unadultared, mature Electronic music. If this is only the debut album, my god Cage and Aviary have already raised the standards.



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