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The Birds Sing as Bells

by Twelve Thousand Days

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Two Ravens 04:10
Invitation 06:40
The Hare 05:58
Winter Suite 12:06


As Boreas makes whirlwinds of the leaves of Autumn, Martyn Bates & Alan Trench return with more mystic tales from the haunted lands of Twelve Thousand Days. An album that harks both to the past and the future, “The Birds Sing As Bells” includes one of the first songs Bates and Trench wrote together long ago last century, “The Knights Of December”.
Settings of Baudelaire rub shoulders with newly minted originals, mining golden seams of legend and awe, and stunning interpretations of traditional songs such as “The Cruel Brother” and “Two Ravens”.
Rich with both traditional and electronic instrumentation, the music of

Twelve Thousand Days defies categorisation; pagan, wyrd, experimental…the midnight chimes of “The Birds Sing As Bells” ring out in the stilly air…


released December 23, 2021

Recorded at the Bridge house, Evia, Greece & Hive-arc house halls, Nuneaton, England.
Produced by Alan Trench at Bridge house autumn & winter 2020 ev; lapidary polishings by Alan & Martyn in the spring of 2021 ev.

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Final Muzik Udine, Italy

Final Muzik is an Italian independent record label, established in 2004. Releases range from experimental, electronic music to industrial and neofolk with occasional but cherished wanderings in darkwave and dark pop. Artists from very different backgrounds and musical experiences are found on our catalogue.
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