Higher Intelligence Agency


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The first release on Higher Intelligence Agency's Bobby Bird's Headphone imprint (a sublabel of Frankfurt ambient powerhouse Fax) is System Error's Nothing (featuring Bird with somebody named Brian Duffy, whom we can only assume isn't the identically named American astronaut). The album charts a similar and wonderfully diverse path through the sort of spacy deep ambient-electro as other of Bird's recent releases (Deep Space Network Meets HIA, S.H.A.D.O.) and is, of course, exceedingly listenable, utilitzing an interesting array of odd-shaped beats and handcrafted sounds and atmospheres. About two-fifths beatless, Nothing is some of Bird's most focused, consistent work to date.