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Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic

Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic began in 1980 as a side project by half of Boston's now legendary Mission Of Burma, Roger Miller and Martin Swope. Miller and Swope joined forces with Rick Scott and Erik Lindgren for what was originally conceived as a recording project only. In 1983, they released a self-titled EP, Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic.

With the demise of Mission Of Burma at about the same time as the EP's release, Birdongs Of The Mesozoic became a full-time band for all members. In 1984 they released another LP, Magnetic Flip, and began extensive touring to support its release. A year later they released another EP, Beat Of The Mesozoic, and again set out on tour.

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”Cacophony meets classicism in a mesmerizing instrumental venture into the space-age jungle. Boston-based quartet breaks new ground without breaking eardrums.” --Billboard

”One of America's most original bands.” --Honolulu Star-Bulletin

”...a virtual reality that is both primordial and ultramodern.” --The Boston Phoenix

”Birdsongs of the Mesozoic has found a common ground amid garage band rock, classical, minimalism, British progressive rock, and its own favorite noises.” --Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Albums

Dawn of the Cycads
Dawn of the Cycads
Cuneiform Records
2008
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The Iridium Controversy
The Iridium...
Cuneiform Records
2003
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Dancing on A'A
Dancing on A'A
Cuneiform Records
2001
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[no cover]
Petrophonics
Cuneiform Records
2000
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[no cover]
Pyroclastics
Cuneiform Records
1992
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[no cover]
Beat Of The Mesozoic
Cuneiform Records
1985
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  • Ptoccata
    Ptoccata
    Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
    Dawn of the Cycads

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