Release date: January 2017
Catalogue #: GZH72DP
Formats: CD / Digital
Delirious Things is an exploration of Aidan Baker's interest in 80s-influenced cold-wave, shoegaze, and synth-pop from such recording artists as Factory Records' Durutti Column, Joy Division, and Section 25 and 4AD's Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil.
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Combining song-oriented tracks with abstract interludes, the primary instrument on Delirious Things is a 1980s Casio synthesizer, rather than Baker's usual guitar, though the synth is processed through his usual guitar effect pedals, creating heavy, layered washes of droning synth sounds overlaying electronic rhythms and pulsing bass lines. Baker is joined by guest vocalist Claire Brentnall (Shield Patterns) whose voice is reminiscent of Liz Fraser and Kate Bush but still distinctly her own.
CD - Limited edition of 175. Housed in a double-panel, hand-screen-printed card sleeve with two card inserts. Recycled card used throughout and placed in an eco-friendly outer plastic bag. Each item is individually printed, cut, assembled, numbered and packaged at Gizeh HQ. Download code included.
LP - We are distributing the vinyl edition exclusively in Europe - released by Pleasance Records - US/CA customers visit the Pleasance website.
This record forms the fourth release in Gizeh Records' new 'Dark Peak' series, a collection of limited CD editions, housed in special hand-crafted, eco-friendly packaging, designed and assembled at Gizeh HQ.