AIDAN BAKER / FAITH COLOCCIA / JON MUELLER
See Through is a new collaboration between Aidan Baker (Nadja), Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Mara, Sige Records) and renowned percussionist Jon Mueller.
The project was brought to life through Baker exploring textural rhythms created by sampling small, sharp and abrupt sounds on the electric guitar and then sequencing them in a drum machine to form the bedrock of the tracks. Mueller then added his particular, signature brand of intricate, hypnotic percussion to the mix and the compositions began to grow and take shape. The pair agreed that the pieces needed a more human touch and Coloccia was invited onboard, contributing processed vocals via looping, tape manipulation and microphone feedback.
The result is an other-worldly record that seamlessly flows from beginning to end, immersing the listener in waves of ambient movements and soporific beats. There is a trance-inducing aspect to this work, deserving to be consumed in one sitting and allowed to manifest itself for the duration. The trio have crafted a piece of work that stands up to the quality and integrity of their combined back catalogues and indeed adds something completely new for fans to discover and devour.
"Splices space-rock twinkle to a clanging beat with the comforting (ir)regularity of a distant freight train" The Wire
"See Through is a tapestry of naturally stirring sounds" Exclaim!
"See Through is a mesmerising collaboration that sees the best of the very best of the instrumental underground school us in how collaborations should be done" Everything is Noise
"a wonderful ambient album, which does not shy away from droning off in drone or light noise from time to time. None of the three musicians dominate the individual pieces. Rather, they form the perfect symbiosis between harmony and sound waves"
"A great collaboration, that demands repeated listens and increasingly rewards each time" Soundblab
"an experiment in dehumanizing and rehumanizing familiar musical components into an ambient mélange: sequencing electric guitar textures on a drum machine, looping ethereal vocal phrases, tapping out abstract rhythms on drums and other percussive paraphernalia. Something for us all, it seems." Tiny Mix Tapes
"Insistent tribal drumming hammers a martial beat that underscores wraith-like vocal echoes and soft, supple surges of abstract ambience… the effect is mesmerising, hypnotic."
Aidan Baker - Guitar and Fx
Faith Coloccia - Vocals and FX
Jon Mueller - Drums and Percussion
Mixed by Randall Dunn at Figure 8 Studios in NY.
Artwork and design by Faith Coloccia
April 26th 2019
LP / DL
Limited edition of 300 copies. White/Clear splatter vinyl, housed in a heavyweight 350gsm, matte-finished sleeve. Initial pre-orders come with a limited edition postcard print. Hand-printed and numbered by SmilingPaperGhosts.
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