'Already Drowning' (album stream)
While this album is billed as a solo endeavour, it features some prominent guest appearances, with a different female vocalist (or vocalists) appearing on each track. These singers are Liz Hysen (Picastro), Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, the Geraldine Fibbers, Ethyl Meatplow), Jessica Bailiff, Clara Engel, Geneviève Castrée (aka Ô Paon), Joanna Kupnicka, Maude Oswald and Valérie Niederoest (Toboggan).
The seven-song cycle was inspired by myths about female water spirits. According to a press release, "the tracks on this album are much more structured and song-oriented, embracing a minimalist post-rock, slowcore style."
Near-nine-minute opener "Already Drowning" begins with jazzy quietness before swelling to a noise-soaked climax, while "30 Days/30 Nights" builds to dreamy crescendos and "Mein Zwilling, Mein Verlorener" is anchored by mellow acoustic plucking.
Hear all this and more below. See Baker's tour schedule here and pre-order the record here.
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