Over the last decade, Rory Ferreira, aka Milo, has captivated minds with an enthralling sense of lyricism and musical dynamics. His records, touring, and overall presence activates a space in hip-hop unlike anything else during this era, enriched with an authenticity that is magnetically caustic. A rare and vibrant bloom that shines amongst a field of decay.
The new full-length album from Rory Ferreira is another testament to this trajectory, budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies was released on his imprint Ruby Yacht in September 2018. Long roads traveled and electrifying experiences accumulated, budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies is music of life and community, funneled through a state of respite, contemplation, and activation.
A message from Rory Ferreira over budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies:
"This album doesn’t have an arc or a point or a moral to preach. It’s a contemporary rhythm and poetry album made by someone who loves the form and enjoys creating what they want to hear in the world. All of my songs become spells. I go out into the world, corralling small groups together and we yell and cry and howl and laugh around these words, some being gorgeous lies that come true.
With seven years of urban shamanism under my belt I no longer seek the story of the adventurer, I seek the experience. I cannot tell you all about it as that would commodify, as that would turn what is decidedly non-fractal into SEO keyword. I refuse. So what you hear in this album is simply a pamphlet. Little aphorisms and landmines to burst your mind out of the mundane. A moment, broken myth and hopes and torments, ridded out of myself as they came; very little editing.
This record is on the other side of time and guarded from the avant-garde and their cynicisms, as well as the mainstream and their perpetual boredom tropes. My collaborators and I got funky and we dared to share that feeling with you, we allowed ourselves to feel ourselves and what followed was exhilarating. A long time coming been coming a long time.
budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies.
Charlie Parker was a great electrician who went around wiring people.
I want to be a great electrician."