AJ Nutter
The Birds

16 Pound Rabbit 

Apparently AJ Nutter made The Birds as a soundtrack inspired by the Hitchcock film of the same name. I’d have to compare the music to the film to see how they gel, but musically there’s plenty of variety to sift through — scratchy dissonant strings, muted ambience, tense horror music, deep house-style dance tracks (not sure how those would fit in with Hitchcock). Taken as a stand alone album, The Birds is somewhat of a curiosity, clocking in at just under 23 minutes. Each track is like a brief preview of some larger, more satisfying masterwork. Movement is hinted at and tension is built only to be stripped down, which leaves you both a bit frustrated but also wanting more. Overall, this feels like an unfinished piece, but the musical glimpses we get are thoroughly interesting and engaging while they last. - Keith Rankin, Experimedia