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Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View
LP pressed on 140 gram super marble vinyl. Comes in full colour gatefold sleeve and black polylined inner bag. Expertly manufactured by T-Time Pressing Plant in Stavanger, Norway. EAN: 7041889514601

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The New Magic is the music of Martin van Houtum, and whoever he invites along to play with him. Based in Oslo, Norway, the producer and multi-instrumentalist has been knee-deep in music throughout his entire life. You may have heard him in a number of different groups, past and present: Den Kosmiske Overorden, Zenon, Wind, The Abaia Magic - to mention a few. He has spent years exploring different instruments and sounds, eventually learning that the studio itself, and the art of song crafting, is his favorite instrument of them all.

The album “Bird’s Eye View” is the fulfillment of his creative vision. Initially conceived as a foray into ambient and minimalism, somewhere along the way it took some detours towards baroque pop, exotic island music and cosmic psychedelic explosions. Brian Eno meets Brian Wilson? Harpsichord meets breakbeats? Zelda meets FM synthesis? It’s all there!

Thematically, the lyrics broadly touch upon the passage of time, the natural world, and the many possible struggles of being conscious.

Featured here are the very special talents of Per Kamfjord (vocals), Filip Zenon Ramberg (drums), Teodor Elstad (upright bass) and Morten Smith Lien (tenor and soprano saxophones). Leaving the remaining instruments to Martin, the end result is a record unlike any other - a truly special statement, and a must-have for any serious music lover.

FFO: Dungen, Brian Eno, Ghosts Of Jupiter, Terry Riley, Brian & Dennis Wilson...

Keepin’ it surreal since 2023.

Distributed by Diger Distro.

Label logo by Tuva Fenstad Kleberg.

Found tracks

The New Magic - Moving Sky
The New Magic - Sink/Soar Forever
The New Magic - Deep Blue Sea
The New Magic - Soft Marble Dance
The New Magic - Future Falling Over
The New Magic - Bird's Eye View
The New Magic - New Day
The New Magic - The Elevator