“Songs of Disappearance” — “a chorus of iconic cockatoos, the buzzing of bowerbirds, a bizarre symphony of seabirds, and the haunting call of one of the last remaining night parrots,” per the album's website — debuted in Australia in early December.
The album debuted at number five on Australia’s ARIA music charts — ahead of Christmas favorites by ABBA, Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé.
Songs of Disappearance is different from other holiday music albums and sounds. It consists solely of recorded birdsongs and calls — no singing people, barking dogs, blaring sirens and especially no annoying Christmas music! Instead, this album features audio recordings of the vast variety of distinctive sounds made by 53 of Australia’s rarest bird species that are on the brink of extinction.
The title sound track highlights what will be lost if people, politicians and corporations don’t take immediate action to save Australia’s iconic birds. All proceeds from this album’s sales will be donated to Birdlife Australia to support their conservation work. So far, more than 3,000 units have been sold, around half of them in presale.
You can download and purchase the album at https://songsofdisappearance.com