Songs for Spoken Words

EP, 2015



    "A beautiful project, a lovely idea.”

    Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

    “Technically dazzling and emotionally involving.”

    The Arts Desk

    "...recalling the recent soundtrack works of Johann Johannsson and Scott Twynholm, his music has a brightness and bluster that suggests mechanics happily and magically working towards a greater cause. When he broods, his music still gains a hurried traction... Even at his rawest, Birkin has a penchant for lushness."

    Norman Records

    “…worth the price of admission for the music alone; each tune is engaging, both easy on the ear and able to summon wistful feelings in the listener.”

    Stationary Travels

    “The 6 tracks flow together so seamlessly, it begs to be played on repeat. This is music meant for a turntable.”

    Sly Vinyl


    Written, performed and produced by Richard J. Birkin
    Recorded and mixed by Robin Newman.
    Strings performed by Dan Bridgewood-Hill & Derventio Quartet.
    Mastered by Joe Caithness Mastering.

    Inspired by the poetry of Michael Frearson, and based on live guitar improvisations with the poet.

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