talk001 - 08/01/2016
bill baird - earth into aether
Bill Baird's Earth Into Aether is a freewheeling two-disc, nineteen-track work of magnificence, a spontaneous-sounding series of musical postcards sent direct from the heart of a fertile mind in response to all that modern America has to offer. It embraces and incorporates electronica, garage pop, reverb-drenched psychedelia, prog rock complexities, country and a thousand varied sonic flavours. This is very loosely truth-seeking music shot through with pockets of liminal space. "For those unfamiliar with the term, 'liminal space' refers to a place of uncertainty," explains Baird. "A liminal space is the place in between moments. For me, these moments of uncertainty comprise the most exciting moments of life. New ideas are born. Classifications become irrelevant." Fans of Nico, The Velvet Underground, George Harrison, Townes Van Zandt and Brian Eno, to name a few, will be in for a treat.