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Baker's Dozen

Trying Everything On: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's Baker's Dozen
Christian Eede , October 4th, 2017 09:47

With her sixth full-length album set for imminent release, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith takes Christian Eede from influential minimalism by Steve Reich to new age ambience by Midori Takada over the course of her Baker's Dozen


Laraaji - Essence / Universe

I think my husband played this record for me. He’d first played me an Edward Larry Gordon record, which is of course Laraaji, and then I discovered this after. It just feels like floating in a crowd of crystals. It’s the most comforting album - I could listen to it forever on repeat. We have it on vinyl and I’ll just keep flipping it over and replaying it. I love music that I can just play like that, where it can continue going and my brain won’t hold onto it too much. That’s my favourite kind of listening experience. I feel like a lot of musicians have this experience of wanting something to fill the room and change whatever mood they’re in, but a lot of the time I don’t want something to make the auditory part of my brain turn on. I just want something to make me feel cosy, and have a certain level of ambience like this one.