Viduidae (Indigo Mountain) is named after the passerines family, Viduidae, consisting of the indigo birds, and whydahs, native to the Sub-Saharan regions of Africa. These species are considered brood parasites, a term used to define an animal that manipulates a "host" species into raising the brood parasite's own offspring. Viduidae achieve this through mimicry. Adult females will lay their eggs in the nests of some fire finches and pytilias of the Elstridid Finch family, while the impostor offspring mimics the gape of these host parents in order to be fed and raised. As adults, the bird's appearance differs from its host drastically.
The album was born out of an attempt to explore the techniques and mentalities used in making dreampop music. Heavily influenced by a select few music groups, the songs tend to focus on additive harmony, ambience, and the feeling of a vast expanse within a confined area. The lyrical content is reflective, revolving around the themes of solitude, friendship, and inspiration.
released July 8, 2012
all songs written, produced, mixed and mastered by Timothy Young.