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 Post subject: Substratum - free CD/download. Happy Summer Solstice!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:46 am 
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It's that time of year again - well, in a few hours! I'm off soon to watch the sun come up.
Actual point of solstice is 05.24 (04.24 GMT). :)

Not only is it the Summer Solstice but I've also just finished compiling the latest volume of my 'guitar diaries' - a peek inside my fevered brow, at what my guitar has created in musical response to the mad world we now live in. You can stream or download it for free (you can even donate if you feel so inclined but please don't feel obliged) from here ....

https://stevebaker.bandcamp.com/album/substratum

Happy Solstice!


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"It is difficult for the matter-of-fact physicist to accept the view
that the substratum of everything is of mental character. But no
one can deny that mind is the first and most direct thing in our
experience, and all else is remote inference - inference either
intuitive or deliberate."

- Arthur Eddington,
The Nature of the Physical World (1928)


Steve Baker Guitar Diaries, Summer '16 - Spring '17


Steve Baker - guitar, beats & looping

A Steam Abacus Production

© Steve Baker 2017

(Full CD packaging artwork included)


What are ‘Guitar Diaries’?

“In my home studio I have a guitar recording set up that I can power up at any time with just the throw of a couple of switches. I don’t even need to start up the computer as I have a minidisc recorder ready to record immediately. I can plug in a guitar and be recording an idea within, literally, seconds. I use a ‘looping’ set up that allows me to layer guitar tracks on top of each other on the fly (based around Digitech JamMan SoloXT and Line6 DL4 looping pedals, occasionally I will also employ a software sample player for beats which are then loaded onto the JamMan looper). The emphasis is on spontaneity and creativity. Every 6–12 months I will compile the most interesting of these ‘sketches’ using the computer – the tracks will be edited, cleaned up, mastered and ordered into an archive CD with accompanying artwork. These are my Guitar Diaries.”

- Steve Baker

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 Post subject: Re: Substratum - free CD/download. Happy Summer Solstice!
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Cheers for this SteamAbbacus !
and Happy Solstice to you :-)
I havemt had the chance to listen yet but I always enjoy your stuff.
any one who quotes A.E. is okay in my book !
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 Post subject: Re: Substratum - free CD/download. Happy Summer Solstice!
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Having a proper listen now ...

How Could It Be ?

How indeed. But it IS !

...and it's brilliant 8-)


*PS
the sequencing of the tracks is masterful ~ great job on that!
Arfur Quid sounded very
80s-Zappaesque...meant in the best way :-) other parts of the album remind me of Alan Parsons, only better!
(sorry, Al !)

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 Post subject: Re: Substratum - free CD/download. Happy Summer Solstice!
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Cheers, vik.

If I couldn't get out my bewilderment and horror at the utter abomination that passes for modern society through music I don't know what I'd do.

Well, I do but I try not to go there. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Substratum - free CD/download. Happy Summer Solstice!
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you've just encapsulated, in a nested-twelve words, the only humane and intelligent assessment of existence in the early-21st century.

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