David Martin

  • 01 - Maggie's Song (For my Mom)
    01 - Maggie's Song (For my Mom)
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  • 02 - Only Dreaming
    02 - Only Dreaming
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  • 03 - Floating On The Water
    03 - Floating On The Water
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  • 04 - So Good Looking Man
    04 - So Good Looking Man
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  • 05 - To Find A Better Life
    05 - To Find A Better Life
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  • 06 - Hold Me Gently
    06 - Hold Me Gently
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  • 07 - Mission To The Sun
    07 - Mission To The Sun
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  • 08 - Take Me With You
    08 - Take Me With You
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  • 09 - Cocoa Butter Ice Cream
    09 - Cocoa Butter Ice Cream
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  • 10 - Wait for Your Peace
    10 - Wait for Your Peace
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Birdsong was founded to commemorate the spirit and memory of musician David Martin, who died at the age of 30 from mental illness due to a lack of treatment options in Canada. David’s love and passion were for songwriting and performance, and he was never far from his guitar throughout his short life. 

David's songwriting and performance spans two decades. After his death, his computer and hard drives were taken to Vancouver by his mother to be re-recorded and mastered for release by Nygel Asselin of NYG Productions in Vancouver. The result is Waves of Existence — a beautiful, 9-song collection.

David wrote about his music in 2017; saying: “Recorded in my bedroom with the onboard mics of a ZOOM R16, I write simple songs about awakening loving awareness through higher levels of consciousness. Using earthly themes I like to paint subtle soundscapes that invoke the beauty of an ever-evolving Universe. The sound of the water, the call of the ocean, life in the waking dream — it's a musical journey through the Waves of Existence."

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the songs and album will be donated to the Charity Foundation. 

A special thanks to singer Vanessa Peterson for her donation to Birdsong. Her voice is recorded on many of the songs on this album.

The cover art for Waves of Existence was painted by Dane Atkinson, who writes:

"I painted this portrait of David because I wanted to give something back. David was an inspiration to me and a great friend. I loved him with all my heart. He loved music more than anyone I have ever met."

Portrait of David by Dane Atkinson