In The Red Room

by AIDAN BAKER & IDKLANG

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AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S/) joins forces with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER for two epic instrumentals, melting ambient, drone and krautrock into a psychedelic trip of pure beauty.

For years now AIDAN BAKER has proved himself one of the most productive and versatile artists when it’s about postrock, drone or ambient. Since his beginnings
in the early millennium, the guitarist has released numerous albums with his duo NADJA, CAUDAL, B/B/S/, solo and in various collaborations with artists like TIM HECKER, THISQUIETARMY or TROUM, documented on labels such as ALIEN8, IMPORTANT or MIASMAH. “In The Red Room” presents BAKER, currently living in Berlin, in a duo constellation with IDKLANG aka MARKUS STEINKELLNER (guitar), member of JAKUZI’S ATTEMPT and ARKTIS/AIR, who in the past has besides his own projects worked with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, AVA MENDOZA or EUGENE S. ROBINSON (OXBOW). With their guitars and effects the two create a gentle, yet uncanny ambience that unfolds in two epic pieces, each clocking in at around 20 minutes. As often with BAKER’s music, “In The Red Room” transgresses genres and instead melts their diverse elements into one: ambient’s detailed sound design is paired with drone’s experimental guitar approach and krautrock’s repetition for a psychedelic excursion of pure beauty. 180gr LP incl. download code, housed in a silk-screened sleeve, in a limited edition of 300 copies.

… something really new in Baker’s extensive output … pure improvisation, inspiration out of the moment. A fascinating LP. Unruhr.de

"It’s a sparse, intimate work that focuses on nuance, tone, and texture and very much demonstrates how less can be more." whisperinandhollerin.com

"[B]eauty is made all the more apparent within the dark shadows that give an underlying depth, shape and contour to the two pieces, and also in its breadth of details, the crumbling debris in the form of the minute fuzzy sonic crackles, cable buzz and angular picks to the strings...I find this great music for just being, in those moments where you want to shut your eyes and detach, or just observe the comings and goings of things." freq.org.uk

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released June 5, 2015

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