Subscription: DAVID FIRST "Same Animal Different Cages" Vols. 1-4


This is a limited special offer to subscribe to the entire "Same Animal, Different Cages" series of LPs that we will be releasing.

Each volume of "Same Animal, Different Cages" features new David First material. You can pre-order all 4 LPs and receive them as they are released for a one-time payment of $70 for colored vinyl or $60 for black vinyl.

Subscribe now and you will receive:
Summer 2016
- Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Etudes for Acoustic Guitar LP + Download (Transparent Green or Black Vinyl)

Fall 2016
- Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer LP + Download (Transparent Gold or Black Vinyl)

Fall 2017
- Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 3: Civil War Songs (for Solo Harmonica) LP + Download (Transparent Red or Black Vinyl)

Spring 2017
- Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 4: Sitar Music of North Brooklyn LP + Download (Transparent Blue or Black Vinyl)

About Same Animal, Different Cages

“Sometime in the late winter of 2014 I began experiencing a certain nagging artistic malaise. I felt like I was spending too much energy on live performances and not being as creatively vital as I’d like. With that in mind, I resolved to cut some cords in the New Year and get back to the aspects of the process I'd been missing – learning new things and creating and recording new work. I also decided to challenge myself, without running roughshod, to not get bogged down in the ‘revising, editing and perfecting’ of things – always a potential pitfall in this digital age – and make ‘honest’, unmediated tracks that would directly reflect what I’d discover. Choosing an instrument a month, through a regimen of daily practice, I would develop and record material that would result in an album by month’s end.” – David First

The first four volumes in the series will include explorations on acoustic guitar, analog modular synthesizer, harmonica, and sitar.

Praise for the Series:

Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Études for Acoustic Guitar:

“is the first in a series of can’t-miss First explorations, is the whole package, replete with twisted, bent-to-hell strings and improbable choices." - Grant Purdum (Tiny Mix Tapes)

“Since the passing of Derek Bailey, no guitarist has subverted the purpose of the instrument as on this confounding and fascinating album.” – Lars Gotrich (NPR Music)

"David First takes a leap into what can only be described as the ether of sound. With just his guitar to guide him along the many winding roads to Rome, First executes an amazing series of studies which bring into question the very nature of that elusive vapor we call music." - Peter Marks (Santa Sangre Magazine)

Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer:

"Vol. 2 matches its predecessor in how First structures sounds and plays with the concept of time. Both records revel in repetition, but are far from automatized - more like the mantra-beats of an audible human heart. Maybe you can’t hear First’s hands on the instrument the way you could on Vol. 1, but his firing Korg manipulations have a lot of breath and sweat in them, especially considering how bracing they are. "—The Out Door (Marc Masters)

"Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer is another triumph, and, thankfully, it doesn’t achieve its aims through the same methods as most musicians you listen to. Like I think I said last time around, you’re gonna have to earn your small-run, tape-scene, all-around-underground-music-head stripes on this one. And remember, if you’re not First, you’re last." - Grant Purdum (Tiny Mix Tapes)

"Even with the diverse array of noises and sound that the MS-20 is capable of, David First keeps himself in check with these performances, which ensures that Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer stays within his self-imposed performance and compositional guidelines. I am personally expecting that this will end up being my favorite in the series." - Creaig Dunton (Brainwashed)



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