With You Are All At Once, Aidan Baker simultaneously explores song-oriented material and ambient/experimental music, taking simple, minimalist post-rock tunes and extending them into repetitive abstraction through effects and digital manipulation. Simple guitar chord progressions, delicate drums, melodic basslines, and delicate vocals (all performed by Baker) move from spare and spacious to dense and atmospheric. FFO classic slowcore like Low, Red House Painters, and Codeine but also more contempary ambient artists like Grouper, Tiny Vipers, and Mount Eerie.
Aidan Baker is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist using the electric guitar as his primary instrument. Using prepared and alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genre but draws on influences from rock, electronic, classical, and jazz. A highly prolific artist, Baker has released numerous recorded works, both solo and with various group projects, mostly notable his duo Nadja, on such independent labels as Gizeh Records, Karlrecords, Important Records, and his own imprint, Broken Spine Productions. Baker is also the author of several books of poetry. A regular live performer, Baker has toured extensively around the world, including appearances at such international festivals as FIMAV, SXSW, Incubate, Unsound, and Mutek, among others. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Baker currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
Aidan Baker: You Are All At Once is the second full-length released on Somewherecold from the artist. It will be released on March 25, 2022.