Happy Birthday is the debut album by Plïnkï Plønkï, a 50 Piece Brass Ensemble from Iceland that doesn't exist.
They decided to create an album with songs to be stumbled upon on one’s special day: they chose names from all over the world, recorded the tracks at home with the help of donated samples from home movies and collections, lending a homely and intimate sense to the songs. This desire to make the tracks feel like a memory, for the listener to be engulfed by the sensation, made for a wonderful album, released, of course, on a grand birthday – the birthday of Iceland.
Composed, performed, and produced by Plïnkï Plønkï.
Artwork by Lara Hawthorne.
Happy Birthday is available on limited edition cassette and digitally.