Baker, Aidan / Half Lives
Album:Half Lives Collection:General
Artist:Baker, Aidan Added:Apr 2015
Label:Gizeh Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-05-22 Pull Date:2015-07-24 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jul 26Jul 19Jul 5Jun 14Jun 7May 31

Recent Airplay
1.May 22, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
A Black Crow Flies
4.Feb 22, 2020:Being as an ocean
A Black Crow Flies
2.May 01, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
A Black Crow Flies
5.Jul 20, 2015:Everything A to Z week 03: Above The Law>Steve Allen>000
Mountains Sweat Clouds Ii, Mountains Sweat Clouds I
3.Apr 24, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
A Black Crow Flies
6.Jul 18, 2015:BravoMarco Variety Show
Crow (Intro)

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-04-30 
Ambient / slowcore / experimental. Hyper-prolific frontman behind Nadja and a million other collaborations (including the 3-drummer, 2-guitarist space apocalypse project with thisquietarmy called the “hypnodrone ensemble”, which might as well be called the “hydrocodone ensemble”) continues to mine his inner slowcore with this release under his own name. Not so fuzzed-out; instead dreamy, sparse, trippy, slightly jazzy, and sometimes dizzyingly droney. No FCCs noted. For fans of Zelienople, Boduf Songs, Codeine.

1. (play with 2) Repetitive plucking and light cymbals. Bleeds into 2. (3:14)
2. Continues layering onto the hypnotic groove – more noisiness, ringing (3:25)
3. Sustained fire alarm-type tone and some drones. (2:31)
4. Crawlingly slow pace, long-sustained vocals and lush, spacey guitars. (6:54)
*5. Dense spaceship electronics and melodic drones. (2:34)
6. Brief, lightly brushed cymbals. Lovely. (2:06)
7. Another gorgeous ambient collage that leads into 8. (2:39)
*8. Lengthy, lush, sad, longing, just gd. beautiful brushed and hazy slowcore. (10:58)
9. Drone. Extension of 6, ringing tones. (2:56)
10. Deep bass and glass-like disassembly, woozy-breathing samples. (3:16)

Track Listing
1.Mountains Sweat Clouds I 6.Lighttrap I
2.Mountains Sweat Clouds Ii 7.Crow (Intro)
3.Creature (Intro) 8.A Black Crow Flies
4.You Are A Creature Of Darkness 9.Lighttrap Ii
5.Mountains Sweat Clouds Iii 10.Lighttrap Iii