Video Premiere: Aidan Baker ‘Tenebrist I’ – Taken From His New Album That Drops On Friday

Aidan Baker needs little in the way of an introduction as the experimental free-flowing multi-instrumentalist, whose probably most noted for not only his extensive discography that spans around twenty years, but also for his time in various collectives, including the long-standing drone behemoths Nadja.

Aidan Baker - Photo by Cristina Marx
Aidan Baker – Photo by Cristina Marx

As Baker continues his legacy, UK label Cruel Nature Records will be ushering his latest set of recordings in the form of Tenebrist which is officially released this Friday, 27th May, as a strictly limited cassette and digital download. Although the eight haunting tracks have been available to stream over the past few weeks, The Shaman is elated to bring you the alluring video for the first cut off the album in the form of Tenebrist I.

More On Aidan Baker & ‘Tenebrist’

Aidan Baker is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist from Toronto (now resident in Berlin) with the electric guitar his primary instrument. Using prepared and alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genre but draws on influences from rock, electronic, classical, and jazz. A highly prolific artist, Baker has released numerous recorded works, both solo and with various group projects, including Nadja, ARC, Caudal and Mnemosyne.

Aidan Baker 'Tenebrist'
Aidan Baker ‘Tenebrist’ Artwork

Tenebrist is Baker‘s second release for Cruel Nature Records, following 2021’s Stimmt. Where that was big on atmospherics and abstraction, Tenebrist shoots a bullet straight into the heart of the riff and explodes it, in all its scorching white-out fuzzed-up glory. Low-down and heavy, it serves up swathes of grunge, pummelling the senses and scattering rhythms through its maximalist energy.

Tenebrist Tracklisting:
01. Tenebrist I
02. Tenebrist II
03. Turgid
04. Between The Shadow
05. Violet Contrast
06. Dramatic Illumination I
07. Dramatic Illumination II
08. Chiaroscurious

On Tenebrist is:
Aidan Baker – Guitar, Bass, Drums

Tenebrist, the latest album by Aidan Baker will be released this Friday, 27th May, on an extremely limited cassette through Cruel Nature Records, and pre-orders are available now over on Bandcamp.

Label: Cruel Nature Records
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