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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Patrick Baker And Beyond - same title (USA 2009)

Excellent album by PATRICK BAKER AND BEYOND from Ewing, NJ, USA.
Patrick has been playing music for many years, and one can clearly hear that: production and playing are superb and his music is very original and therefore rather difficult to categorize.

"Patrick Baker And Beyond is an instrumental musical project I completed in October that takes elements from a wide range of musical styles ranging from classic rock, psych, jazz, African, Indian and current indie music.

I have been playing music all of my life; from 1990 to 1991 I recorded and performed with a hardcore band from NJ called Mouthpiece. Our first 7 inch recording was released by New Age Records (...) called Can't Kill What's Inside (...). – In 1991 I left Mouthpiece to start a band with my brother called The Semibeings. We recorded, performed and toured together until we disbanded in 1999. The band self released many albums as well as releasing two Kramer (Bong Water, King Missile, Butthole Surfers, Gwar) produced albums. The first Sickness And Health was released on Shimmy Disc Records and the second Three Pawns Standing was released by C/Z Records. – Had a brief outing with a band called Junkygood since then, most notably having a song recorded and produced by Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band, Ween). I have been involved with writing music for small indie films and promotional material as well." (P.B.)

The singing style (yes there are some vocals on some tracks, though not necessarily words are sung) on "The Owl" reminds me of ROBERT WYATT while "Sudden Flash" brings BRIAN ENO to mind. But most songs are indeed instrumental pieces based on some gentle acoustic guitar playing with some drums/percussion, occasional piano and electric guitar and - from time to time - some spacy effects (e.g. "Balloons") or even strings added.
Very uplifting music! Great!

Favourite tracks: hmmm... difficult; probably "The Owl", but the whole record is really excellent and strongly recommended!

Q: How recorded?

A: I recorded this at home using a computer (Cubase) and various instruments

Q: When recorded?

A: I have been recording this off and on since 2004

Q: Who involved? Who played what?

A: The music was written, performed, recorded and mixed by myself

Q: Any more releases?

A: This is my first release, I am unsigned

Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?

A: I was in a psychedelic rock band called The Semibiengs for about 10 years. We self released many albums as well as releasing one on the Shimmy Disc label and also the C/Z label

Q: How'd you "label" your music?

A: "Dronefolk"

Q: Influences?

So many, some include The Beatles, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, African Music, Indian Music, Bob Marley, John Coltrane, Animal Collective, Prince, The Clash the list goes on and on

Q: Myspace?

If you like what you hear, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTIST.
You may buy a cd at CD Baby and you will also find Patrick's music at iTunes.

(mp3-zip,10 songs, 39 min, 71,1 MB)
Get it here or here or here!

1 comment:

Heavypsychmanblog said...

Want real good psych checkout new swe bands Centralstödet and Arnolds länk. These 2 are on myspace and blow minds