This excerpt is from the 17 minute full length piece released on 3" CD.
Part of the "birds of a Feather" series on the Flaming Pines label.
Review by Texura, Jan 2013:
McClure's piece includes environmental sounds from the field recordings he gathered for the project but also the sounds of the Black Kites themselves. McClure, who's based in Nagano, Japan, collected the field recordings along the Naraigawa River, where he often walks and witnesses the birds flying and scoping out the area for food such as fish and mice. The piece presents an engrossing and ever-mutating travelogue: bird chirps and the whoosh of highway traffic introduce the seventeen-minute setting and are then joined by an abundant stream of synthetic shimmer and sparkle that lends the piece a calming effect. Six minutes in, real-world sounds retreat to cede the spotlight exclusively to organ-like ruminations that give the piece the tone of a quasi-psychedelic drone exploration. Further subtle mutations transpire, however, most notably the addition of flourishes that suggest bird-like calls, before the work reaches its peaceful resolution.