If you've read the book you will realise this album fits the mood, scenery and psychological picture it creates perfectly! MBD are a truly phenomenal band anyway, so when I heard this was created for Jeff Vandemeer's book I had to get it. Bought it originally as an MP3 but just re-downloaded it (thanks to bandcamp) its a high res 24 bit file! Sounds simply sublime on my ZX1 and Shure 535's. Amazing band amazing music!!
Favorite track: Red Dawn.
This album is an instrumental soundtrack to a book called "Finch" by Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror author Jeff Vandermeer. Jeff approached MBD about doing a soundtrack to go with the limited edition of his new book, and we thought it was such a strange idea we had to do it. The book reminds us of "Bladerunner" - with spore-faced bad guys. Bitchin'. We locked ourselves up in our friends studio (Farm Fresh) in Bloomington, IN for 5 days and wrote and recorded an instrumental album inspired by the book. We have used a lot of crazy techniques that we have never tried before on this record. Our old pianist Vincent Edwards lent his hand(s) at the piano, organs, and Rhodes. Each song is attempting to recreate a scene or mood from the book.