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Aidan Baker


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 4 ratings

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4 stars Disturbingly beautiful!

Avant Garde and dimly lighted post/folk, post-rock passages, accompanied by a solitary parade of female vocalists, taking turns and "inspiration from various myths and folktales about female water spirits." as this release quotes as an invitation.

To set it clear from the start, this is no Prog/Electronic album as such. Aidan Bakerīs, 2013, "Already Drowning" will appeal, to put it in Prog idiom, to those audiophiles who dig Progīs version of "dark" Folk and the obscure and unpredictable Rock in Opposition taggin without the jokes or strident solutions to its compositions (somewhat like "Art Bears", as a musical reference not a music writing comparison).

The bewitching art cover, could turn out to be the best way to intuit what kind of musical-mood one should expect to encounter, yet this album is quiet colorful when it comes to the tones each female vocalist brings to the table.

Intimate and perfectly arranged, its scattered instrumentation, even if minimalistic, fills the musical environments with an extremely deep and disturbingly beautiful and sad atmosphere that focuses entirely on the lyrics and voices of each collaborator and yet like a sirenīs call, hypnotic to the core.

****4 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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