I Fall Into You
(Basses Frequences - BF4) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
Originally released by Public Eyesore, Basses Frequence’s reissue of Baker’s 2002 recording begins, according to Dusted, with DNA gently floating in a mitochondrial soup, and ends with an ambient texture piece that incorporates words from Milton's "Paradise Lost." The highlight of the disc by this Canadian guitarist, loopist, and lyricist is the mesmerizing two-guitar gamelan of "Symbiosis."
I Will Always And Forever Hold You In My Heart And Mind
(Small Doses - DOSE87) CD $9.00 (Out-of-stock)
CD reissue of Baker’s long out-of-print, highly regarded 2007 solo work. Fifty-one minutes of shimmering, pulsating drone broken into twelve parts that come together in seamless, wordless narrative. Packaged in a sleeve with insert and obi.
(Die Stadt - DS90) CD $22.50 (Out-of-stock)
Baker (ARC, Nadja) explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source (with help from bass guitar, drum machines, tape loops and vocals), creating music that ranges from experimental to post-rock to contemporary classical.
(Backwards - BW06) LP $24.00 (Out-of-stock)
Recorded variously in Toronto and Berlin, Smudging is a beautiful and dreamy listening experience spread across six songs in two epic tracks with guitar textures and hypnotic rhythms. Guitar drones and enveloping electronic sound-carpets alternate with more rhythmic and structured brackets, thanks to the involvement of Baker’s drummer brother Richard, who divides his time between more consistent raids, near-improv evolutions, and softer special interventions. In both execution and structure, the stylistic code of Smudging elegantly delivers listeners to multiple parallel worlds.