Aidan Baker – The Sea Swells a BitPosted: October 10, 2016
[ A Silent Place, 2006 ]
Blast from the Past! Soothing classic from Canadian-born Berlin resident Aidan Baker, who pursued the perfect Ambience with his guitar and electronic works over the years. The Sea Swells a Bit is one the best and the most famous works by Baker, opening with the hauntingly hypnotic titular track, built around a deceptively simple, repetitive guitar riff later ornamented with some jazzy drumming and glowing drones that make its 20 minute running time a true trip. The following tracks have a much more post-rock oriented atmosphere, with slowly unveiling atmospheric instrumentals and spacious, yet hazy production. Truly a relaxing album to listen to, especially at night. Highly recommended!