ARTIST: CAGE & AVIARY
FORMAT: CD / 2 X LP / DIGITAL
RELEASE DATE: 23 JANUARY 2012
Now the feathered friends are set to take a new flight of fancy as they unveil their debut album, aptly titled ‘Migration’. From the opening rolling, cinematic sheen of ‘Giorgio Carpenter (Director’s Cut)’ that openly wears its influences on its sleeve to the cosmically spaced out funk of ‘In Todd We Trust’ and slo-mo, disco-not-disco of ‘Good Egg, Bad Apple’ the pair spread their production wings across the dancefloor.
Then we teleport our selves via the Leroy Burgess funk-portal to the disco-boogie rockin’ ‘Infatuation’ whose slick-rick R&B production adds even more sex appeal to the bird-caged discotheque, whilst ‘Dead Dancers’ brings a live, percussive and guitar ‘Liquid Liquid’ vibe and then in contrast we have the shimmering and floating sun-drenched keys and vox that melt into ‘Friday the 14th Part IV’. Finally the duo sign off with the proto-house groove of ‘Lean on Me’ which featuresguest vocalist Denise Johnson (of Screamadelica and A Certain Ratio fame) and the title track ‘Migration’ which oozes yet more Moroder and Carpenter inspired funk.
With the imminent release of their debut long-player and remixes for the likes of Blancmange, things are really set to take-off. You know, like a bird.