Songs For Spoken Words

by Richard J. Birkin

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Ltd. to 250 copies. Single-sided cream coloured 12" vinyl with printed inner sleeves. Comes with free download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Songs For Spoken Words via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 250 

      £9.99 GBP


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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Instrumental music written to accompany words by Michael Frearson. See the words, animated along with the music, at

OUT NOW on single-sided cream coloured vinyl, download and app.

“In its sweet, low-key way, Songs for Spoken Words is magnificent. It's as if you're hosting a cutting edge artistic event in the comfort of your own office, living room or train seat. Within a few lines of “Being That Person” you're hooked. Technically dazzling and emotionally involving.”
- The Arts Desk

“Listen and marvel.” - Collective Zine

"...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

"The overall mood is reflective and melancholic spanning a spectrum that ranges from the warm slow-indie vibe that bookends the album (‘Being That Person’ and ‘Goodbye’) to modern classical motifs rendered with a dash of cinematic melodrama in such achingly beautiful pieces as ‘That Night’ and ‘One’. Everything is elegantly and minimally arranged, featuring crystal clear acoustic guitar, resonating strings, and just a faint smattering of electronics. Songs for Spoken Words is 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


released February 16, 2015

Written and performed by Richard J. Birkin
Strings performed by Dan Bridgewood-Hill & Derventio Quartet.

Produced by Snug Record Company.

Released by Time Travel Opps | TTO*19



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