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Baker, Aidan / I Will Always And Forever Hold You In My Heart And Mind
Album:I Will Always And Forever Hold You In My Heart And Mind Collection:General
Artist:Baker, Aidan Added:09/2011
Label:Basses Frequences 

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Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-09-16 
Aidan Baker’s solo outings are always dreamy, guitar, ambient-oriented affairs, with plenty of shimmery effects alongside ample use of the loop pedal. This particular release was originally distributed as a series of 3”s, that now gets full-length treatment by Basses Frequences. Baker creates dense guitar soundscapes recycling simple, sustained riffs and chords. This album feels like tumbling through space. He can pull it off live as well - I have seen him make music this detailed in a Berlin performance space smaller than Outer A - and this release was recorded in two takes with no overdubs. Take note that all tracks fade into each other. I think fans of Emeralds, Stars of the Lid, Eno, and vicodin would like this. No FCCs - it’s entirely instrumental.

1. Enveloping dreamy layers of guitars. textures, deep, echoey plucking relaxation. (5:37)
*2. Soft synth-sounding droning guitar blanket augmented with guitar glitch; changes up to darker swamp monster guitar pattern. (5:30)
3. Guitar loops at this point sound like they are a little bit offset from each other. It still sounds like a church service in space. (2:49)
*4. Uneasy looped dark electronic layers added. (3:19)
5. Distant springy muffled tones, deep guitar dreaminess. (3:33)
6. Spaceship minimal drone → water light percussion, with delayed underwater guitars. (7:09)
7. Urgent rainfall and major looped, plucked guitar presence. (7:04)
8. Building intensity lets up and a high-pitched, distant drone loop is introduced. (2:04)
*9. Numbing whipping rhythmic guitar texture, and abstract interpretation of a horror film soundtrack then gets dense and pretty. (5:03)
10. Twinkling outer space developments and floating. (6:11)
11. Massive, ringy, bass guitar delay. (2:19)
12. Soft cosmic outro (1:15)

Track Listing
1.I 7.You
2.Will 8.In
3.Always 9.My
4.And 10.Heart
5.Forever 11.And
6.Hold 12.Mind