Boomkat Product Review:
**Silver wax** Multi award-winning composer Trevor Wishart's electro-acoustic masterpiece, 'Red Bird: A Political Prisoner's Dream' reissued on vinyl for the first time in nearly 50 years. Composed between 1973 and 1977, and first presented on the York Electronic Studios label in 1978, it is Wishart's 2nd release and a prime example of his compositional interests in the interpolation by technological means between the human voice and natural sounds. Bearing in mind that was created long before samplers were readily available, it is the result of painstaking process, splicing fractured phonemes, extended vocal technique, bird calls, buzzing bees and tape FX to serve a mind-swilling wash of psychedelic abstraction that deals with sound at elemental, cerebral levels. The putative divide between real, acousmatic and manipulated sound, or the lines between language, philosophy, politics and music are systematically broken down across two 18-minute sides of constantly morphing composition and sound design.