D/B Recommended: Aidan Baker & Picastro @ Schokoladen Berlin | Sunday, 25.09.2011

Aidan Baker is a musician from Toronto, Canada who has released numerous records both as a solo artist and with his groups Nadja, ARC, and Mnemosyne.
[audio:xxx-xxx.mp3]Baker is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist. His primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental and drone to ambient and post-rock to contemporary classical music. He has released numerous albums on labels from around the world & has authored several books of prose and poetry. Even though he likes to keep the arts well seperated, both his poems as well as his music share the same freeness of approach and can either represent a “stream of consciousness”, “spontaneous composition” or a carefully edited and fully composed work.

On his various recordings, he has explored many different sounds, structures and sources, but he is mostly associated with the minimal guitar patterns, delicately treated to create tender drones, which have become his trademark. Time slowly looses its meaning, but if you listen carefully, you will hear a distant beat, a rhytmical recital and themes locking into each other like rhymes.

Aidan Baker | Twentyfour Hours

Baker shares the Schokoladen stage with Picastro. The Toronto based band creates stark, brooding, discordant songs which draw on folk and psych traditions, noise, and post-rock. The band has released four full-length albums on such labels as Pehr Records, Polyvinyl and Blocks Recording Club.


Aidan Baker & Picastro LIVE
presented by Sunday Matinée

Sunday, 25 September 2011 | 17:00 CET !!
Schokoladen | Ackerstraße 169 | 10115 Berlin/Mitte

http://brokenspineprods.wordpress.com | http://aidanbaker.bandcamp.com | http://www.myspace.com/picastro