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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


Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa

The first time I heard this record, I remember I felt the depths of my heart. It really touched me and just felt very imploring. There was something about it that really resonated with me hearing it for the first time at 17. I think almost all of these on the list are records that I discovered on my first year of college, because that was when I think I was feeling the most influenced by new music. I’m still very influenced by new music that I hear of course, but that was the period when I was most spongey. It was at such a prime time for me, because I didn’t really know what I wanted my music to sound like yet, so I was just trying on everything and I’m still doing that but I feel like I have a stronger sense of preference now of what I want my compositional voice to sound like.