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Baldwin, Nat

Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD]

Baldwin, Nat: Autonomia II: Recombinations [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLAOD] (Traced Objects)

Four unedited performances of extreme double bass work from Tripticks label leader Nat Baldwin, merging free playing with extraneous bass sounds, noise and unusual techniques, yielding a muscular set of double bass improvisations, the opening tracks building technique around fractured lyrical expression as the album builds to the closing "negation" of burning intensity.
 

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Label: Traced Objects
Catalog ID: TO 004
Squidco Product Code: 32209

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
AUTONOMIA II: Recombinations was recorded and mixed by Peter McLaughlin in Dec/Jan 2020 at The Broken Toy Store on Peaks Island, Maine, and mastered by Caleb Mulkerin at Tank 28. Each track is a document of a single, unedited performance.

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"Nat Baldwin's AUTONOMIA II: Recombinations braids new music, noise, and free improvisation to generate a distinctive sonic vocabulary for solo double bass. Picking up where AUTONOMIA I: Body Without Organs left off, Baldwin uses an additional bow for preparation alongside an array of extended techniques, exploring the tension between chaos and precision, violence and exuberance, destruction and possibility. Side A emphasizes fractured, gestural dynamics, while Side B explodes with dense, manic energy.

Nat Baldwin is a bassist, improvisor, composer, and songwriter living in Portland, ME. He's released numerous solo albums, most recently, AUTONOMIA I: Body Without Organs on Shinkoyo/Artist Pool, and AUTONOMIA II: Recombinations on Traced Objects. He's also the author of The Red Barn, a collection of experimental short fiction on Calamari Archive, Inc."

AUTONOMIA II: Recombinations was recorded and mixed by Peter McLaughlin in Dec/Jan 2020 at The Broken Toy Store on Peaks Island, Maine, and mastered by Caleb Mulkerin at Tank 28. Each track is a document of a single, unedited performance."-Traced Objects


Artist Biographies

Nathaniel Baldwin is a New York City double bassist, singer and songwriter. He studied with Anthony Braxton. He has released solo albums on the Peacock label, Western Vinyl, Broken Sparrow Records, Tripticks Tapes and Shinkoyo. He has been a member of the bands Dirty Projectors and Tiger Saw.

-Squidco 7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Fragment 08:47

2. Rupture 04:29

SIDE B



1. Insurrection 05:29

2. Negation 03:46

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