(Worthy)

Aidan and Richard Baker recorded this involving artifact live, flanked by Alan Bloor (Pholde) playing amplified metals at various tensions. While the record starts with obscure sounds growing in intensity – a cross of phantom machines and a slow agony of string loops – the atmosphere gets even more suspended as the music flows on, leaving room to trademark continuums of sampled/infinite guitars and modern rituals of percussive omnipresence. The final track “Soul Window” brings everything to a standstill, allowing the mind to embrace a vast area of relieving hypnosis linked to that sense of doubt which has been the main character of Aidan Baker’s output for all these years. All things considered, this CD is absolutely valuable and utterly beautiful.

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