year of the dog

by Matt Baldwin - Nico Georis




This new outing finds Baldwin collaborating with multi-instrumentalist Nico Georis, as they create two long form pieces that explore a more textured and layered sort of kosmische drift. The first track, "Year Of The Dog", finds Baldwin employing guitar, guitar-synth, as well as loops and delay, while Georis contributes clavinet, Wurlitzer piano, percussion, a Prophet 600, and a MicroKorg to create a meditative movement that's like some pulsating dreamscape conjured up by Robert Fripp, Michael Rother, Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, and/or John Cale. It taps into a sound that folks like Mark McGuire/Emeralds, White Rainbow, Bitchin Bajas, and Arp have been exploring, but with a much more organic and warm approach.
"Juan Carlos" is the other massive track here, an improv psych-jam, that features Juan Carlos Morales Tablada on congas and percussion. It starts with a slow build that immediately entrances as its sounds are both so connected to the earth, yet do such an amazing job of taking you to another dimension. In some ways the vibe makes us think of another one of our favorite cd-r releases from this year, Eat The Earth, by fellow San Francisco psych improv masters 3 Leafs.
Hand numbered and limited to 50 copies, this one is a no brainer. Don't miss out! - Aquarius SF


released July 15, 2011

Matt Baldwin - Nico Georis
Matt Baldwin - guitar, guitar-synth, looping and delay
Nico Georis - clavinet, Wurlitzer piano, Prophet 600, Microkorg, percussion
Shaun Elley - drums, percussion
*Peter Arrensdorf - Bass
*Juan Carlos Morales Tablada - congas, percussion

Recorded and edited by Nico at Nico's House SF.
Matt dedicates Year of The Dog to Virginia Bennett, PhD.

1. Year of The Dog (Baldwin Unlimited/BMI)
2. Juan Carlos (a collective improvisation)*

Psychic Arts Records 2011



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