Aidan Baker - Pithovirii
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Aidan Baker - Pithovirii

Glacial Movements is proud to present the soundscapes of Canadian artist Aidan Baker. His first appearance was with the song "Beneath the Ice" on "Cryosphere", the first and only compilation of the entire catalogue. Then in 2013, with "Aneira" (Welsh for 'snow') composed exclusively for GM, through the use of the 12-string acoustic guitar.

Pithovirii is his new concept album, which was in part inspired by Vladimir Sorokin's novel Ice Trilogy which in turn led to reading about the Tunguska meteor which fell in Siberia in the early 20th century which in turn lead to reading about 15000 year old viruses found in glacier ice. Using electric guitar and effect pedals, Aidan attempted to musically convey the idea of glacial density and stasis within which lurk potentially malevolent microbiome.

All songs by Aidan Baker (electric guitar & bass), recorded in Berlin, July 2022.

CD comes is 6 panels digipack and UV spot gloss finish on front and back cover. Artwork by Italian artist Lia Bosch. Sleeve by Rutger Zuydervelt. Limited edition of 200 copies only.