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Already Drowning

by Aidan Baker

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dag_nabbhett as prolific as robert pollard or bill laswell, mr. baker makes music that appeals to higher brain functions. everytime i listen to this i shake my head in wonder.
Dustin K
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Dustin K It can take a while to dig through his backlog but there always seems to be some gems I discover periodically. This is one of them. Crossing a lot of styles this combines different female vocalists w/ (largely) more sparse instrumental offerings. Less to the ambient, psych, & drone sides, and closer to stripped down singer/songwriter stuff with some unique spins and influences that occasionally bring it back to those genres I mentioned but more bare bones. Just listen to it and see what I mean. Favorite track: Mélusine.
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DEER A well crafted album. The use of different vocalists and even language makes this a unique and varied experience. Aidans (and friends) playing sets the tone throughout and ties together Already Drowning perfectly.
Tom Colquhoun
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Tom Colquhoun A measured and tentative slowburner just dripping with atmosphere and character, analogue tensions and mellow mystery. Favorite track: 30 Days/30 Nights.
Scoots McGoo
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Scoots McGoo Talk about entering another world. I played this daily for weeks when I first downloaded. Had to force myself to stop as I was forgetting to feed or clean myself. Favorite track: Ice.
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JLAbad Intelligent, experimental and very interesting post-rock album with female vocals. An author who needs to be followed more closely. Amazing. Favorite track: Mélusine.
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Mélusine 06:03
Aidan Baker - 6- & 12-string acoustic guitars, bass, piano, drums Joanna Kupnicka - vocals
Ice 10:57


An album of ethereal post-rock, something of a song-cycle, taking inspiration from various myths and folktales about female water spirits, with guest vocalists on each track. Released on CD & LP from Gizeh Records:

Also available, a companion digital ep "Tout Juste Sous La Surface, Je Guette + Remixes" with mixes by Aidan Baker, A.R.C. Soundtracks, Schneider TM, & thisquietarmy:


released April 15, 2013

Aidan Baker - guitars, drums, bass, flute, piano, trombone
Jessica Baillif - vocals, guitar, synth
Laura Bates - violin
Carla Bozulich (of Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers) - vocals
Leah Buckareff - accordion
Geneviève Castrée (aka Ô Paon) - vocals
Clara Engel - vocals
Liz Hysen (of Picastro) - vocals
Joanna Kupnicka - vocals
Valérie Niederoest & Maude Oswald (of Toboggan) - vocals
Carl Pace - trumpet
Nick Storring - cello


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Aidan Baker Berlin, Germany

Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician living in Berlin making ambient/experimental/slowcore music. Baker performs solo &, as Aidan Baker Trio, with Tristen Bakker (bass) & Angela Muñoz Martínez (drums).


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