AIDAN BAKER – Dreammares

(Mechanoise Labs)

Limited to 100 copies – you’ll have to hurry to get this one – Dreammares is a mixture of powerful guitar/bass drones (the ones for which Baker is most known) and taped voices, the whole furnishing the music with the “dreammarish” quality one would expect by reading the title. Still, the new colour prominently added here is that of drums and drum loops, which pushes the guitarist towards the “nouvelle frontiere” of advanced drum ’n’ bass. Thus the soundscapes become a little more down to earth, characterized as they are by a pseudo-industrial scent. This is not to be considered as a sin – quite the contrary, in truth. However, when the roaring final drone of “No Exit” takes command, one understands that the Toronto hypnotist is always at his best in that territory. You could listen to hours upon hours of this stuff while appearing as good as dead to the world.


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