AIDAN BAKER – The Taste Of Summer On Your Skin


The title captures the nostalgic character of this short composition by Aidan: its 20 minutes give the exact idea of a person meditating in isolation, in front of the waters, when summer is soon to be over. The masterful looping treatments are like a polaroid taken many weeks earlier but already faded and consumed after being exposed to the light. Even if the “taste/skin” element could obviously conduct to some kind of romantic afterthought, I also liked thinking to the rippling waves transporting straws, organic materials and oil residues in a sea that by now is nearing its death. But any negative connotation is cancelled by the sun light, making the water glow at sunset; indeed, we all want to be there for the rest of our lives.


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