Monday, October 15, 2007

Aidan Baker - Thoughtspan



from Vital Weekly # 569:

Of an entirely different nature of course is the music by Aidan Baker, well-known by now through his many releases on as many CDR labels, although things have been quiet a bit of lately.
Here he plays everything again, except of some violin and some trumpet parts. Baker plays guitars, drums, bass and vocals.
Through the use of a four track machine, Baker has the possibility of playing everything by himself. More than before it seems, he now crosses the line of ambient guitar to psychedelic krautrock and a whole new territory lies open.
It seems to me that there is some emphasis on the drums, more than before, and it beats a nice free floating beat, over which it's nice to let your guitar tapestries float free. The bass holds things together.
Perhaps it's all a bit too retro krautrock for me, but at the same time it's also pleasant head trip music. And that is sometimes more than enough.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Tosom
Cat. #: TOSOM 028
Format: CDr
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Speed Of Thought (22:17)
02 - Thought Climate (17:12)
03 - Thoughtspan (16:34)

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Previous releases:

  • 24.2.24.4. (2005, Dark Winter)
  • Antithesis (2004, petite sono])
  • Approaching A Black Hole (2006, Fargone Records, FAR-048) (w/ DD6)
  • At Home With... (2005, Infraction) (w/ Ultra Milkmaids)
  • At The Base Of The Mind Is Coiled A Serpent (2004, Le Cri De La Harpe)
  • At The Fountain Of Thirst (2003, Mystery Sea)
  • Blauserk (2004, The Locus Of Assemblage, mass10)
  • Black Flowers Blossom (2003, Sonic Syrup, ss-12)
  • Broken & Remade (2007, Volubilis Records)
  • Butterfly Bones (2004, Between Existence Productions)
  • Candescence (2005, Verato Project)
  • Cicatrice (2003, Dreamland Recordings)
  • Concretion (2003, DTA Records)
  • Dance Of Lonely Molecules (2007, Blade Records) (2013, Broken Spine Productions, --)
  • Dog Fox Gone To Ground (2006, Afe Records)
  • Dreammares (2003, Mechanoise Labs)
  • Element (2000, Arcolepsy Records)
  • Exoskeleton Heart (2007, Crucial Bliss, Bliss23)
  • Field Of Drones (2004, Arcolepsy Records)
  • Green & Cold (2007, Gears Of Sand)
  • I Will Always And Forever Hold You In My Heart And Mind (2007, Small Doses) (reissued in 2008)
  • Ice Against My Skin (2004, Arrêt Arrêt Recordings)
  • Ichneumon (2004, TIBProd.)
  • Letters (2002, Arcolepsy Records) (reissued in 2008, Basses Frequences, BF10)
  • Loop Studies Remixed (2003, Arcolepsy Records) (w/ Cymbl)
  • Noise Of Silence (2007, Hyperblasted, HyRe002)
  • Métamorphose (En Sept Etages) (2003, S'agita Recordings)
  • Oneiromancer (2006, Die Stadt)
  • Orange (2007, thisquietarmy Records) (w/ Thisquietarmy)
  • Peau Sensible (2006, BitPhitz)
  • Pendulum (2006, Gears Of Sand)
  • Periodic (2005, Crucial Bliss)
  • Pretending To Be Fearless (2002, Fleshmadeword)
  • Same River Twice (2004, Drone Records)
  • Second Week Of The Second Month (2007, Kikapu Net.Label) (w/ Ben Fleury-Steiner)
  • Skein Of Veins (2005, Phoniq)
  • Still My Beating Heart Beats (2006, Pertin_nce)
  • Tense Surfaces (2004, Panospria)
  • The Sea Swells A Bit... (2006, A Silent Place)
  • The Taste Of Summer On Your Skin (2004, taâlem)
  • Undercurrents (2005, Zenapolae, zen007) (w/ Matt Borghi)
  • Within The Final Circle (2005, Mirakelmusik)
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Sub
sequent releases:
  • Scalpel (2007, The Kora Records, TKR#8)
  • An Open Letter To Franz Kafka (2007, Laughing Bride Media, LBM004)
  • Fragile Movements In Slow Motion (2008, Universal Tongue, universal tongue 08)
  • Suchness #1 (2008, Gears Of Sand, Suchness #1)
  • Trinity (2008, Die Stadt, DS107) (w/ Leah Buckareff, Nadja)
  • A Bout De Souffle (2008, Waterscape Records, WS 10) (w/ Jakob Thiesen)
  • Book Of Nods (2008, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt163)
  • Ostinato 11 (2008, Oral, Ostinato 11) (w/ Freida Abtan, Joda Clément, Kolumkilli, Gyges, Vromb)
  • I Fall Into You (2008, Basses Frequences, BF4)
  • Noisejihad Live 24-04-08 (2008, Noisejihad, NJL019)
  • Green & Cold (2008, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt164) (reissue of GOS release plus two live tracks)
  • Fantasma Parastasie (2008, Alien8 Recordings, Alien081) (w/ Tim Hecker)
  • I Wish Too, To Be Absorbed (2008, Important Records, imprec214)
  • Trinitarian (2008, Important Records, imprec215) (w/ Leah Buckareff, Nadja)
  • Rural Sprawl (2008, Zhelezobeton, ZHB-XVII) (w/ The Infant Cycle)
  • Untitled (2008, Meudiademorte, --) (w/ Datashock, Leah Buckareff)
  • The Sun Is Bleeding & Has Black Hands (2009, Kokeshidisk, kodi 12) (w/Arc)
  • A Picture Of A Picture (2009, Killer Pimp Music, PIMPK009) (w/ Thisquietarmy)
  • Dry (2009, Install, INST007)
  • Live In Montreal (2009, Blocks Recording Club, --)
  • 20080307 (2009, [walnut + locust], Wl021)
  • PMT#60 Playmytape @ Dom Club (2009, Play My Tape, PMT#60)
  • Gathering Blue (2009, Equation Records, E=mc17)
  • Live 2008-14-11 (2009, Universal Tongue, UT22) (w/ Brandon Valdivia)
  • Colorful Disturbances (2009, Divorce Records, ) (w/ Noveller)
  • Blue Figures (2009, Basses Frequences, BF20)
  • Liminoid / Lifeforms (2010, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD87)
  • I Will Always And Forever Hold You In My Heart And Mind (2010, Basses Frequences / Small Doses, BF26 / DOSE87)
  • Songs Of Flowers & Skin (2010, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt165)
  • DOM Edition: White Nights / Drone Fields (2010, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt236) (w/ Nadja)
  • White Nights / Drone Fields / DOM (2010, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt223/mt224) (w/ Nadja)
  • Shape Of Snakes (2010, Broken Spine Productions, BSP02)
  • Timber Piles / Once Upon Time There Was (A Beginning & An End) (2010, Art Metronome, AM 002) (w/ Guayaveras, The With Josh Thorpe)
  • Lost In The Rat Maze (2011, ConSouling Sounds, SOUL0010)
  • Rictus EP Collection (2011, [OHM] Records, 2.0 ohm)
  • Only Stories (2011, The Kora Records / Broken Spine Productions, TKR019 / BSP003)
  • Orange [extended] (2011, Lunasylum, Patient 01 & Patient 02 - Session 01) (w/ Thisquietarmy)
  • Noise Of Silence (2011, Essence Music, ESS015-B)
  • Still Life (2011, Primary Numbers, PRIMA002)
  • Pure Drone (Drone Compendium One) (2011, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt249)
  • Tonstreifen (2011, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD01)
  • Pretending To Be Fearless / Dreammares (2011, Broken Spine Productions, --)
  • Plague Of Fantasies (2011, Blackest Rainbow, BRR212)
  • Green Figures (2011, Basses Frequences, BF38) (w/ Kevin Micka)
  • Infinite Loop # 1 (2011, Inselkind-Schalltraeger, Querschalltapes # 1)
  • Bach Eingeschaltet, Vierter Band (2011, Reue Um Reue, RUR020)
  • Closure Axioms (2011, The Miskatonic Soundlab , MSLABCD001)
  • Loop Studies (2011, Paradigms Recordings, Paradigms # 55)
  • The Spectrum Of Distraction (2012, Robotic Empire, ROBO098)
  • Document: Eurotour 2011 - Live In Paris & Ljubljana (2012, TQA Records, TQA021) (w/ Thisquietarmy)
  • Variations On A Loop (2012, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD03)
  • Breathing Heavy Breathing (2012, Thisquietarmy Records, TQA023) (w/ Leah Buckareff)
  • Isolated Landscapes - A Singles Collection (2012, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD05)
  • Smudging (2012, Backwards, BW06) (w/  Richard Baker)
  • Wound Culture (2012, Broken Spine Productions, --)
  • Origins & Evolutions (2012, Install, INST019) 
  • Nihtes Niht (2012, Alone At Last, AAL[4]) (2013, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD06) (w/ Troum) 
  • B/B/S/ - Brick Mask (2013, Miasmah, Miacd022) (w/ Andrea Belfi, Erik Skodvin)
  • B/B/S/ - Brick Mask (2013, Miasmah, Mialp022-7) (w/ Andrea Belfi, Erik Skodvin) 
  • Mépris (2013, Interior Massacre, I.M.02) (w/ Jacob Thiesen)
  • Glass Crocodile Medicine (2013, Latitudes, GMT032) (w/ Plurals)
  • Scarpe Sensée (2013, Drowning, DROWN12) (w/ A-Sun Amissa) 
  • Aneira (2013, Glacial Movements Records, GM17) 
  • Live At Lab.30 (2013, Attenuation Circuit, ACLAB 1004)
  • Souvenirs Of The Eternal Present (2013, Anthem Records, --)
  • Already Drowning (2013, Gizeh Records, GZH43) 
  • At Home With...  (2013, Broken Spine Productions, --) (w/ Ultra Milkmaids)
  • Remixes (2013, Broken Spine Productions, --) 
  • Synth Studies (2013, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD06)
  • Untitled (2014, Midira Records, MD 008) (w/  A-Sun Amissa)
  • Hypnotannenbaumdronefuzz (2014, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD07) 
  • Triptychs: Variations On A Melody (2014, Important Records, imprec410)
  • Hypnodrone Ensemble (2014, ) (w/ Thisquietarmy) 
  • The Confessional Tapes (2015, Pleasence Records, PR044) 
  • Half Lives (2015, Gizeh Records, GZH61)
  • BSP Live Series - 2010.11.16 Les Instants Chavirés, Paris (2015, Broken Spine Productions) 
  • Terza Rima II (Drone Compendium Four) (2015, Beta-lactam Ring Records, mt252) (w/ Thomas Baker, Alan Bloor) 
  • Sorry For What I Said To You In Your Dream (2015, Broken Spine Productions, BSPD08) 
  • Stimmt (2015, Naked Lunch Records, NLR018CD)
  • Ecliptic Plane (2015, Dronarivm, DR-35) 
  • Werl (2016, Consouling Sounds, SOUL0066) (w/ Tomas Järmyr)
  • Enomemi (2016, Midira Records, MD025) (w/ N, Dirk Serries)
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Aidan Baker appears on:

  • Luke Lund - As Above So Below (2015, Terranean Recordings, TERR074)
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Links:
Aidan Baker
Tosom

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