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Birth

Birth There are 6 known artists with the name Birth:

1. Birth is 3-piece goregrind band from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Formed in 2003, Birth plays in the old-school vein of the sub-genre, drawing main influence from the likes of Regurgitate, Dead Infection and Last Days Of Humanity - and while also baring stylistic similarities to crust / hardcore punk, as per the early days of goregrind. Lyrically, the style is within the blood-drenched, bizarre and overly ridiculous themes found in most '70s and 80's obscure b-movie gore. However, unlike most trends in the current goregrind scene, Birth adamantly opposes and takes a stand against any and all forms of misogyny, female degradation, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and racism.

Official Pages
http://myspace.com/birthgrind/
http://facebook.com/birthofficial/

Discography
- Empty World (demo CD)
- Split CD-R w/ Deterioration
- Split w/ Lt. Dan
- Split CD w/ Human Jerky
- Split CD-R w/ Streptococcus Pyogenes, Hyperemesis & Active Stenosis
- Split tape / CD w/ Hyperemesis

2. Raw, minimal, synthpunk. Reminiscent of the Screamers, Suicide, Alien Sex Fiend, and more. Dark and brooding, but with a forward looking ethos.

3. Birth is a death-core band originally based in Jerusalem. Founded by Lemmy (guitars, back up vocals) and Dror Goldblum (drums) around the year 2002. The band changed several members and became heavier and more aggressive as time went on. It became very well known in Jerusalem and Israel for its dynamic shows and music. Birth performed with Israel's finest metal bands like Betzefer (roadrunner records), Distorted (candle light records), 7% mind usage and more. Nowadays Birth's line up includes Lemmy (guitars, backup vocals) Dror (drums) Alon Amedi (bass) Orion Stollar (lead vocals). The band just released their second video for the song "acts of sorrow".

4. Birth was a band of session musicians based around the enigmatic multi-instrumental skills of one DL. their debut album Gotten Bold was released in 2000 to rave reviews. Featuring songs compared to George Michael, Paul McCartney and Lenny Kravitz it looked like being a big future for the band…then that was it, nothing has been heard of them since.

5. Japanese Screamo band. They have 2 CDEPs on Tenohira Records.

6. Originally from Cleveland and later based in Brooklyn, Birth consisted of Joshua Smith, tenor and alto saxophone/live effects/processing; Joe Tomino, drums/percussion/metals; and Jeremy Bleich, bass. As of spring 2000, they were, respectively, 20, 21 and 30 years old. Birth released its eponymous debut on December 30, 1999, just over two months after the group recorded it in four days at Mr. Small’s Funhouse, a Pittsburgh studio that’s also hosted the likes of Rusted Root and Everclear. Packaged in an enigmatic brown cardboard foldout digipak, the self-titled album, Birth, ranked as one of the best to come out of Cleveland in years and heralded the arrival of a major band.

For the last two years of the 20th century, Birth performed in various clubs in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and New York, not only headlining but also opening for such influences as “outside” New York saxmen Chris Speed and Tim Berne, better known as the man behind Bloodcount. With its move to New York, the band is now seeking greater recognition in an attempt to spread its ultramodern jazz gospel far and wide. Smith began playing in the early ’90s as a promising youth. By the time he reached the eighth grade, Smith began to look for a teacher. He began studying with Mike Lee, another notable Cleveland-bred saxophonist who’s beginning to make quite a mark in New York. In addition, he also played with Kevin Burner, Wessell Anderson, J.D. Allen, and pretty much anyone else coming through town, with the unfortunate exception of Joe Lovano, Cleveland’s most famous saxophone son. Furthermore, Smith also spent some time honing his craft with the head of Cleveland State University’s department of jazz studies, Howie Smith (no relation to Joshua), an extraordinarily creative player who has worked with everyone from Elvis Presley to guitarist Bob Fraser. The future leader of Birth also played in the youth section of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and had a stint at the Manhattan School of Music.

“Lovano has been a huge guy as far as my listening goes,” Smith said. “For a while, all I did was try to imitate his phrasing, but then I realized that most of the stuff I was checking out — what I was digging about his phrasing — was stuff he had picked up from Dewey Redman. I hadn’t listened to Dewey Redman. I’m working my way backwards a little bit.”

Birth’s music stems from four key influences: drum’n’bass, as exemplified by the work of Squarepusher, a frenetic, often brilliant “band” from England that is actually the twenty-something Tom Jenkinson, a bass player and drum machine programmer; Seamus Blake, a saxophone player who works in the Mingus Big Band and the Bloomdaddies; Chris Speed, a Knitting Factory regular who works in “outside” and ethnic formats; and Tim Berne’s Bloodcount.

“I like the way Tim Berne writes,” Smith said. “I like the way he writes contrapuntal melodies between the saxophone and bass, and I dig the way Bloodcount communicates, explores and initiates ideas. They kind of turn on a dime. They have a very textural thing happening. Then they go right into a groove out of nowhere.”

A few years ago, Smith was playing and writing before eventually hitting a wall. He would play a jazz gig and feel as if he were performing background music. So he decided to up the intensity of his playing with a focus on rhythm. “A lot of young people tend to ignore jazz,” Smith said. “It doesn’t hit them. I think that’s because of the rhythm. We wanted to do something that explored current advanced rhythmic concepts that tie in more with what people are listening to. I remember feeling, ‘Man, I really want a band that’s going to kick people in the butt.’ I’m sick of people feeling creative music is background music, even though they could get a lot out of it. I wanted to do something that would hit them a little harder but also bring in all those creative elements.”

Birth can be considered as a power-jazz trio.

Discography
Birth (1999)
Find (2001)


7. Birth is a Chicago noise rock band.

Bathed in the same filth as Brainbombs, Drunks With Guns, Flipper and Big Black; BIRTH take cro-magnon riffs and shred 'em to bits as the sky collapses around 'em and they're buried in a pile of smoldering barbed wire. Think heavy, sludgey as fuck, proto punk that sounds like the Electric Eeels covering the Stooges using Sabbath's gear if it were stolen from a scrap yard and made out of knives. Brutally harsh landscapes where beating the shit out of your instruments is therapy and masochism is fun.
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