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A book/CD by Michael Hearst featuring songs and factoids that celebrate some of the most bizarre (and under-appreciated) animals that roam the planet!

Michael Hearst (of One Ring Zero and Songs For Ice Cream trucks) is working on a new project called Songs For Unusual Creatures. This book/cd celebrates some of the under-appreciated creatures that roam the planet. From the Australian Bilby to the deep-sea Magnapinna Squid, to the Saddleback Caterpillar, the songs are brought to life by a gaggle of curious instruments and peculiar sounds including theremin, claviola, stylophone, and LEMUR's mechanical musical robots!

Check out this story on Michael and LEMUR (League Of Electronic Musical Urban Robots) in Scientific American!

Release date: 2010.

+++Visit The SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES Website+++

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    Early-bird mp3s! Micheal will send you an advance copy of the album as mp3s. Sing along with twelve songs of the exotic and esoteric creatures roaming our wondrous planet!

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    A signed copy of Songs For Unusual Creatures and a very special thank you in the book!

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    Sheet music! Play along with Michael and study up on his arrangements when you receive the printed scores, along with a copy of Songs For Unusual Creatures hot off the press!

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    Michael will draw your pet in his signature style. Great for gifting!

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    You'll get the website thank you, the post card thank you, the early-bird mp3, the signed copy of Songs For Unusual Creatures (with a "thank you" in the book) ... PLUS a special bonus package of Sea Monkeys delivered right to your door!

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    Theremin Lesson! Michael will share the secrets of the thermin with you, whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand!

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    A "guided tour" of the Brooklyn Zoo with Michael Hearst. You and three of your friends will join Michael in a fun-filled- and information packed- walk through the Brooklyn Zoo!

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    BRAND NEW SPECIAL OFFER!! Your very own pet song! Michael will write and record a 30 second jingle for your pet, or your friend's favorite furry friend. Perfect for gifts! (Of course, you'll also get the website thank you, the post card thank you, the early-bird mp3, and the signed copy of Songs For Unusual Creatures with a "thank you" in the book.)

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