Baird, Bill / Silence!
Album:Silence! Collection:General
Artist:Baird, Bill Added:Sep 2010
Label:Autobus Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-03-06 Pull Date:2011-05-08 
Week Ending:Apr 24Apr 10Mar 20Mar 13

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 19, 2011:Bisous Bijoux
4.Mar 15, 2011:Ghost Trees
2.Apr 07, 2011:Circus Peanutgasm
5.Mar 15, 2011:anti-heroine: ODEs
Slow Implosion
3.Mar 16, 2011:anti-heroine: ODEs ii
Slow Implosion
6.Mar 15, 2011:Lumpy Space Princess Part Deux

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-05 
BILL BAIRD: Silence!
Autobus, 2010

DRONE/AMBIENT – Solo album from a member of Sunset. Minimalist and very well put together, wafting through dark voids, sliced with shafts of light, reflected in mirrors, bouncing off distant satellites. A good disc to get lost in. First half is stronger, but only track 5 disappoints.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 4 … also 2, 3, 6

1. 12:17 – slow, quiet drone with improvised French horn, guitar, etc. drifting through in gauzy, echoing layers; moves sluggishly, hypnotically forward. Original track was twice as long and I wish he hadn’t cut it.
2. 2:08 – echo/fuzz guitar, wordless vocal: very “Twin Peaks”/Angelo Badalamenti
3. 5:23 – brighter: midtempo sway over jangling guitar resonance, gradually builds
4. 3:23 – 1 piano with 24 stereo delays: vast shimmering waves of ghostly light
5. 4:04 – Philip Glass: acoustic guitar, whispers and tinkly bells kill the original’s power
6. 2:21 – repetitive piano/organ/warbly guitar trace the outlines of another tune
7. 3:23 – pianos echo from beyond the veil, settles into a Russian-sounding dirge
8. 5:57 – deep electronic growl/rumble, creepy robo-jungle atmosphere gives way to acoustic guitar pattern, near-silent ambient drone with murmurs

[ Fo ] 03/05/11

Track Listing
1.Slow Implosion 5.Koyaanisqatsi
2.Softly 6.Rain On The Window
3.Cloud Breath 7.Silence
4.Surfing 8.The Ringtail Vs. Whiptail Trilogy