Taken from the album Already Drowning - released via Gizeh Records 2013
New remix EP out now. A digital only release with a lead single; 'Tout Juste Sous La Surface, Je Guette' (featuring Geneviève Castrée) from the 'Already Drowning' album. Remixes by SchneiderTM, thisquietarmy, A.R.C. Soundtracks and a reworking from Aidan himself.
Already Drowning, a song-cycle inspired by various myths & folktales about female water spirits, marks something of a departure for Aidan Baker. While still retaining his trademark sense of ambience & texture, the tracks on this album are much more structured & song-oriented, embracing a minimalist post-rock, slowcore style & featuring a different guest vocalist on each track.
Guest vocalists: Clara Engel, Jessica Bailiff, Valérie Niederoest & Maude Oswald (of Toboggan), Joanna Kupnicka, Geneviève Castrée (aka Ô Paon), Liz Hysen, Carla Bozulich (of Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers).
Aidan Baker is a multi-instrumentalist, classically trained in flute, although his primary instrument is the guitar. Using various electronic effects combined with prepared &/or alternate performance methods, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genres, but draws on influences from shoegaze & post-rock, contemporary classical & jazz. Over the course of the last decade, Baker has released numerous album, under his own name, with his duo Nadja, & with various other group projects, on such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Important Records, Broken Spine Productions, & Robotic Empire. He is also the author of several books of poetry. Baker has toured extensively around the world, appearing at such international festivals as FIMAV, SXSW, Unsound, & Pop Montreal. Baker, originally from Toronto, Canada, currently lives in Berlin, Germany.