by Birch Book

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Comes with the CD version of the EP, two large art inserts and a unique embroidered patch.

    Includes unlimited streaming of BIRCH BOOK s/t via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Life's Lace 03:39


Aware of Birch Book's interest in French language and culture, Les Disques du 7ème Ciel suggested that they collaborate on the release of a record based on French song.

"As I remember, La Chanson de Prévert, a SERGE GAINSBOURG song that pays tribute to JACQUES PREVERT's poem Les Feuilles Mortes, was the first French chanson that I learned to play as a means to help with my studies several years back. Besides having some personal poignancy, I relished the seamless wordplay and 'homage to song' aspects.

Not long after, it seemed necessary, then, to disinter The Dead Leaves within the song. Having a weakness for obtuse games of letters, and in keeping with a certain metaphysical imperative, I then was unable to avoid the injunction to construct a 'meta-homage' in order to satisfy an eccentric inclination in expression of the senses and evolution of the genre." - Birch Book

This eponymous EP contains six tracks – a reworking of Life's lace, which originally appeared on his album A Hand Full Of Days, and five new ones.

The vinyl is packaged in a 400gsm grey cardstock gatefold sleeve and comes with two large art inserts on uncoated 300gsm white paperboard and a full CD version of the EP housed in a printed 400gsm grey cardstock sleeve.

It is all hand-made from 100% recycled raw paper. The package also includes a unique 100% embroidered Birch Book patch exclusive to the release.


released May 23, 2010


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Record label. Home to And Also The Trees, Birch Book, Catchers, Goodbye Ivan, Theo Hakola, In Gowan Ring, Lolito, Maud Lübeck and Alexandre Varlet.

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