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DAVID FIRST Vinyl Bundle
David First's complete "Same Animal, Different Cages" series on LP. You can choose the colored vinyl or black vinyl bundle.
Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Études for Acoustic Guitar LP
Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer LP
Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 3: Civil War Songs (for Solo Harmonica) LP
Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 4: Sitar Music of South Brooklyn LP
Praise for Vol. 1: Études for Acoustic Guitar
"Since the passing of Derek Bailey, no guitarist has subverted the purpose of the instrument as on this confounding and fascinating album." - NPR Music.
"I didn’t even know First was interested in playing solo acoustic guitar, so I have to admit being blown away by him making a record so utterly unlike any I’ve heard before. Maybe it’s not possible to react any other way to this album; no matter how much you know about First, the sounds here are so bracingly different they immediately induce a slacking of the jaw."—The Out Door (Marc Masters)
"Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 1: Études for Acoustic Guitar, which, as you might guess, 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. Really stoked on this one."—Tiny Mix Tapes (Grant Purdum)
Praise for Vol. 2: Solomonos for Analog Synthesizer
"Put simply, this is destructive synthesis on a grandiose scale; ever ground your teeth hard enough for your jaw to ache the next day? When this appeared I figured it would be an easier task to summarize what he’d done as synthesizers are more familiar instruments to me but I had no idea they could be made to do what he’s accomplished. He even gives you the names of the sounds he’ll be mauling as the titles for each track as though he’s encouraging you to have a go at this yourself. So I did. Armed with my Kurzweil K2600 I attempted to play not only in the same key but also keep up with the maniacal changes in time and tone he moves through… I had my own signal going in one earphone and his going into the other. " - Santa Sangre (Peter Marks)
Praise for Vol. 3: Civil War Songs (For Solo Harmonica)
" The third installment in David First's Same Animal, Different Cages album series (which are constructed from the use of a single instrument) is a contradictory piece of art. On one hand, it is clearly the most song-focused of the series thus far: a record of melodies and more conventional structures that contrast with the often pure experiments of the previous installments for guitar and analog synthesizer. However, by nature of the instrument used this time, a harmonica, I found it to be a more challenging work, but one that is still as rewarding as the releases that preceded it, and perhaps the most conceptually rich as well." - Brainwashed.com (Creaig Dunton)
Same Animal, Different Cages is made possible in part through the generous support of the New Music USA Project Grant program.