Release date: May 9th and throughout 2023
Catalogue #: GZH104 / GZH106 / GZH108 / GZH109 / GZH112
Formats: CD / CD Box Set / Digital via Bandcamp
Trio Not Trio is a series of five releases from Aidan Baker (Nadja, Hypnodrone Ensemble etc) Available individually, as part of a subscription or as a limited edition box set.
Canadian (but Berlin-based) guitarist Aidan Baker began the Trio Not Trio project in 2022 as a series of improvisational recording sessions wherein Baker played in person as a duo with another Berlin-based musician, then sent those recordings to an international musician to add a third part to complete the trio.
Baker chose this particular work method in a deliberate attempt to explore the different experiences and methodologies of in-person performance compared to long-distance, file-sharing collaborations. The resulting recordings from these five trios, eleven different musicians, none of whom had previously worked together, resulted in quite different albums, each with unique sounds and characteristics, combining elements of jazz, ambient, electronic, rock, and avant-garde music, even as Baker's signature guitar sound binds them together. While the sessions varied in length, each album has been slightly edited down and/or re-arranged so that each are approximately an hour long.
Each of the 5 CD's come in deluxe, hand-silkscreened, gatefold, recycled card sleeves with an insert and bandcamp download code included. Each one is hand-numbered, and limited to 185 copies.
The box set is limited to 35 copies and each one is individually hand-painted, using mixed media methods by Aidan Baker. See below for details on subscriptions and shipping.
Trio Not Trio #1 - Yn Gyntaf
Aidan Baker / John Colpitts / Stacy Taylor
Trio Not Trio #2 - Siguiente
Aidan Baker / Sofía Salvo / Rohan Rebeiro
Trio Not Trio #3 - Trzecia
Aidan Baker / Tim Wyskida / Daron Beck
Trio Not Trio #4 - Yonbanme
Aidan Baker / Tobias Humble / Ayami Suzuki
Trio Not Trio #5 - Letkte
Aidan Baker / Jana Sotzko / Melissa Guion
Below are all the participants involved in the project with links to further exploration.
Aidan Baker (CA - guitar)
www.aidanbaker.org | aidanbaker.bandcamp.com
Daron Beck (US - keyboards)
John Colpitts (US - drums)
mjguider.com/ | mjguider.bandcamp.
Rohan Rebeiro (AUS - drums/percussion)
mydisco.bandcamp.com | ar53productions.
Ayami Suzuki (JP - voice/electronics)
ayamisuzuki.jp | ayamisuzuki.
Tim Wyskida (US - drums)
timwyskida.com | khante.bandcamp.com
Artwork, packaging design and printed sleeves by Richard Knox
slowsecret.com | kin-der.co
SHIPPING NOTES & SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
5 CD BOX SET SUBSCRIPTION: #1 - #35. You will receive each CD as it is released and the box will ship with the final CD. Your numbers will match throughout the series. ie- if you are the first person to order then every subsequent CD in the series will be #1. The first 4 CD's will be shipped with standard shipping and the final CD/box set with tracked delivery. Limited to one per person.
5 CD SUBSCRIPTION: #36 - #85. You will receive each CD as it is released. Your numbers will match throughout the series. ie- if you are the 36th person to order then every subsequent CD in the series will be #36.
INDIVIDUAL CD'S: #86 - #185. These work as any normal release and you can choose to purchase these as and when they are released.
RELEASE DATES: 2023. #1 May 9th, #2 June , #3 August, #4 September, #5 December. These dates are subject to change but we will do our best to stick to them!
PLEASE NOTE - due to the complications around shipping subscriptions and variations of this release the CD's will only be available via the Gizeh Online Shop and not via Bandcamp. Digital editions are available via Bandcamp as usual though.
We offer a variety of shipping options, including tracked delivery. All orders are shipped using high grade protective packaging. Read more.