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Boomkat Product Review:
'The Bird School Of Being Human' is an intriguing album of neo-folk and electronics combined in a way quite unlike any others. Gemma Williams has been operating as Woodpecker Wooliams for a few years now and 'The Bird School Of Being Human' is her 2nd album proper, a strange confection of saccharine - bordering on twee - vocals, folk harps, and tremulous vocals rubbing against salty electronic rhythms and synths, all tempered with atmospheric field recordings. It narrowly, but safely falls the right side of twee for our tastes, whether through the juxtaposition of Gemma's trembling vocals and her lyrics dealing with life's harsher experiences, or through the canny blend of organic strings and synthetic elements often veering into outright noise. Conceptually, it's delivered from the perspective of a bird, a "reverse anthropomorphism", if you will, of disney-fied animals chatting about humans, yet carried out without the cloying conceit that might suggest. Enchanting stuff, tipped to fans of Soap & Skin or Joanna Newsome.