A rarefied blend of vintage synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the Valley Of The Birds album by Emerald Web was created in 1981 by two pioneers in electronic music, space music, and audio technology, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple. Originally recorded and composed in their 4-track, reel-to-reel home studio, they created their signature thickly-layered timbres by serving as recording engineers, and simultaneously playing an array of monophonic synthesizers, flutes, other acoustic instruments, and Lyricons. The Lyricon Electronic Wind Instrument is a remarkable hybrid synthesizer/woodwind instrument that uses additive synthesis, and a bass clarinet mouthpiece. The album liner notes, written by Kat Epple, lists music instruments and recounts some of the band’s experiences in 1981, in the San Francisco Bay Area where the couple lived. 180 gram vinyl; Gatefold sleeve; edition of 500.