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Intro 03:18
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The Bit 04:57
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Canter 04:03
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Gait 07:15
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Springenden 03:54
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The Bit is the second recorded collaboration between Aidan Baker (Nadja / Hypnodrone Ensemble), Simon Goff (Jóhann Johannsson / Hildur Gudnadottir) and Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater, Thor & Friends).

Following on from 2017’s Noplace album, The Bit treads a similar path in terms of the recording process as the trio spent a day improvising at Voxton Studios in Berlin whilst on a European tour. The result was then edited and moulded into six hypnotic tracks that ebb and flow with beauty and ease.

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The Bit finds the trio painting with a lighter touch than on its predecessor. Thor Harris’ motorik beats still underpin the music but the atmospherics take a more prominent role and there is a pure and cohesive path to be found throughout the record. Much like on Noplace, Baker’s guitar and Goff’s violin weave together beautifully, forming a deep bed of melody, ambience and reverb.

Given the trios credentials it’s not surprising they have created another immersive and stunning record.

credits

released August 28, 2020

Aidan Baker - Guitar, Flute
Simon Goff - Violin
Thor Harris - Drums, Tongue Drum, Duduk, Piano
Recorded 01.10.18 at Voxton Stuios, Berlin. Edited by Aidan Baker.
Recorded & mixed by Simon Goff. Mastered by Lawrence English.
Artwork by Christopher Michael Hefner. Layout by Richard Knox.

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