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Birdsongs of the Mesozoic


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Boston, United States (1983 – present)

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is a musical group founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983.

After Roger Miller broke up the seminal post-punk group Mission of Burma due to his tinnitus, he co-formed Birdsongs of the Mesozoic to perform quieter music. Initial personnel were Roger Miller (piano), Martin Swope (guitar), Erik Lindgren (keyboards) and Rick Scott (keyboards); all personnel doubled on various percussion instruments.

The new group was entirely instrumental, and incorporated many disparate elements: “Very few bands have ever managed to straddle the worlds of modern classical music and rock as successfully as this one did.”

Miller and Swope had left by the early 1990s, replaced by Ken Field (saxophone) and Michael Bierylo (guitar), leaving Lindgren in control of the group. He steered Birdsongs into more overtly-jazz influenced music. Miller has continued to work with the band in guest capacity from time to time.


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  • dr_bun

    Faultline and The Iridium Controversy are both awsome :)

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MathianSim

    What album is best ???

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • yorammorad

    God so very very very good. Probably the best chamber rock thing ever. It's just so very, wow.

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • melting_window

    Troll harder, sermonis.

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • sermonis

    This music sounds a bit too formulaic, doesn't it?

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Razielek

    Needs moar recognitions, definitely.

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Salt_The_Fries

    Only 8 shouts? How is that possible?

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • jeemobon

    Please visit the web's killer spot for fucked up music

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Nadiva_Ch

    Mz: 248,2 - 65 Ma (GTS 89). Extensive interval for these birds.

    25 Jul 2009 Reply
  • toy-maker

    lmao xD

    4 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Samuel_G

    "The Iridium Controversy" is a nice Album

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • mrsjazz

    They're quite interesting and it's no easy listen. Nice. I like challenging music. I already have digested Sonic Geology and Petrophonics for starters. Which albums do you suggest for the main dish?

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Samuel_G

    I miss the pieces from the Album "The Iridium Controversy". What a pity that they aren't online as well!

    25 Jun 2008 Reply