The album title certainly does not deceive. But there is something absolutely worthy about Baker's approach to drone composition. He employs a subtle, patient counterpoint that offers an appealing spaciousness when played loud. The music is utterly enveloping, seemingly forcing the listener into a meditative state (Do not operate heavy equipment while listening, unless that heavy equipment is speakers or a spaceship). The compelling organic majesty of these 2 long tracks wafts deep oceanic. Pure drown.
DRONE COMPENDIUM IS A NEW SERIES CURATED BY AND INVOLVING AIDAN BAKER WITH SEVEN LP RELEASES: AIDAN BAKER, ARC, MNEMOSYNE, AIDAN BAKER/THOMAS BAKER/ALAN BLOOR, WHISPER ROOM, ADORAN AND NADJA. ONE - SIX WILL BE ISSUED INDIVIDUALLY AS LP AND DIGITAL DOWNLOADS AND THE NADJA ALBUM AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS OF THE SERIES.
mt249 Aidan Baker "Pure Drone" (Drone Compendium One) LP
mt250 ARC "Somewhere There" (Drone Compendium Two) LP
mt251 Mnemosyne "The Air Grows Small Fingers" (Drone Compendium Three) LP
mt252 Aidan Baker/Thomas Baker/Alan Bloor "Terza Rima II" (Drone Compendium Four) LP
mt253 Whisper Room "Longjing" (Drone Compendium Five) LP
mt254 Adoran "Egregore" (Drone Compendium Six) LP
mt255 Nadja "Stripped" (Drone Compendium Seven) LP
A - Pure I B - Drone II
Aidan Baker: electric guitar Recorded live in Berlin, September 2010 ARTWORK BY AIDAN BAKER. DESIGN & LAYOUT BY CHRIS. © Ah Syd Music 2011 aidanbaker.org