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Aidan Baker

Aidan Baker
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Canada
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Aidan Baker is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and avant-garde singer-songwriter. He works as a solo artist and as a member of such groups as Nadja and Caudal.
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http://aidan-baker.tumblr.com
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Releases on file (20)
Caudal — Fight Cry Fight Caudal — Fight Cry Fight
(Kapitän Platte no#, 2018, LP)
Nadja — Sonnborner Nadja — Sonnborner
(Broken Spine BSP011, 2018, LP)
Caudal — Slope / Land Caudal — Slope / Land
(Bandcamp no#, 2017, DL)
Caudal — Let's All Take the Yellow Pills Caudal — Let's All Take the Yellow Pills
(Kapitän Platte no#, 2016, LP)
Caudal — Ascension Caudal — Ascension
(Kapitän Platte no#, 2014, LP)
Caudal — Forever in Another World Caudal — Forever in Another World
(Kapitän Platte no#, 2013, LP)
Nadja — The Bungled and the Botched Nadja — The Bungled and the Botched
(ConSouling Sounds SOUL0001, 2012, CD)
Nadja — Under the Jaguar Sun Nadja — Under the Jaguar Sun
(Beta-lactam Ring mt175a, 2009, 2CD)
Aidan Baker — Book of Nods Aidan Baker — Book of Nods
(Beta-lactam Ring mt163, 2008, CD)
Nadja — Trembled Nadja — Trembled
(Utech 024, 2008, CD)
Fear Falls Burning & Nadja — Fear Falls Burning & Nadja Fear Falls Burning & Nadja — Fear Falls Burning & Nadja
(Conspiracy core049, 2007, CD)
Nadja — Radiance of Shadows Nadja — Radiance of Shadows
(Alien8 ALIENCD72, 2007, CD)
Nadja / Fear Falls Burning — We Have Departed the Circle Blissfully Nadja / Fear Falls Burning — We Have Departed the Circle Blissfully
(Conspiracy CORE035, 2006, LP)
Nadja — Bliss Torn from Emptiness Nadja — Bliss Torn from Emptiness
(Profound Love PFL-031, 2005/2008, CD)
Nadja — Bodycage Nadja — Bodycage
(Broken Spine BSPR01, 2005/2013, CD)
Aidan Baker — Songs of Flowers and Skin Aidan Baker — Songs of Flowers and Skin
(Beta-lactam Ring mt165, 2005, CD)
Nadja — Truth Becomes Death Nadja — Truth Becomes Death
(Alien8 ALIENCD58, 2005, CD)
Nadja — Corrasion Nadja — Corrasion
(Foreshadow FSHCD003, 2003, CD)
Nadja — Skin Turns to Glass Nadja — Skin Turns to Glass
(The End TE101, 2003/2008, CD)
Nadja — Touched Nadja — Touched
(Deserted FActory DF003, 2003, CD)

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Premier of New Echo Us Video

From the press release:

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water takes from Echo Us' past and spins it into a whole new direction, one closer to traditional acoustic Celtic music than ever before.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water was composed and recorded during the first few months of 2017. Although Celtic influenced and comprised of a number of re-workings of Irish folk tunes and Breton aires, the album is still in large part new and original Echo Us music that fits right in the Echo Us ‘canon’. “Wake” is a natural progression from “A Priori Memoriae”, which was released to critical acclaim in Europe in 2014.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is Echo Us’ ‘Celtic’ album that was planned for a long time but never executed because of the work on the trilogy that came before it. The album title is a typical ‘Echo Us’ play on words which one can find their own meaning.

“It is also both evocative of the Oregon rain, which I am told is not too unlike the rain in Ireland.”(Matthews)

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is also a comment on conception- which was unintentional when the lyric was written. Matthews surprised himself a few months after writing it, realizing that the song was actually about the nitty gritty, biological workings of what happens when a child is conceived. The folk song it derives from musically describes a courting ritual, one that even today we can all relate to in our own way.

“Come With Me Over the Mountain" in acapella was the musical inspiration for the song, and came into my consciousness after the lyrics were written a few months prior. “ (Matthews)

As with all Echo Us recordings, a number of seeming coincidences resulted in connections being drawn where prior there were none. Another experience of similar capacity was found in oboe samples from A Priori Memoriae that echoed the traditional “May Morning Dew’, also reworked for guitar on the new album.



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