Release date: August 28th 2020
Catalogue #: GZH98
Formats: LP / CD / Digital
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).
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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.
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.
30 - Special edition. 180g black vinyl. Heavyweight 350g sleeve. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. Three silkscreened 12x12" art prints featuring artwork by Christopher Hefner. Tote bag. CD. Hand-numbered edition of 30. Download code included.
270 - 180g black vinyl. Heavyweight 350g sleeve. Black poly-lined inner sleeve. Download code included.
250 - CD - Housed in a recycled card sleeve with silkscreened artwork. Hand-printed and numbered by Death Rattle Press. Download code included.