As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2017.
Let Bitchin Bajas drift you away into a tranquil, cosmic and hypnotic landscape of sound with their new single ‘Circles on Circles’. Three years on from the release of their eponymous album, and following last year’s collaboration with Bonnie Prince Billy, the Chicago trio have a new record coming out next month. Entitled Bajas Fresh, it arrives on November 17th through Drag City.
“Next-man expansions of the walls and bridges of our sonics universe, synthesizing amidst a separate but also growing ecosystem”, reads their accompanying blurb. “Not enough ‘sh’s in Fresh to convey what we’re trying to say”.
Now immerse yourself in ‘Circles on Circles’.
Chicago’s experimental trio Bitchin Bajas are about to embark on an extensive European tour, starting this Wednesday 14th in San Sebastian, Spain. This tour also marks their first ever performances in the UK, with a handful of shows taking place, including a London date on October 26th at Cafe Oto.
Bitchin Bajas’ latest musical explorations saw them joining forces with fellow Chicago based band National Information Society. Automaginary is the fruit of this perfect collaboration, a full-length album released last August via Drag City. As the label described, “the exploratory sonics of these two groups emerge from different, yet occasionally parallel paths to meld into a psychedelic, ambient and jazz-fried coalescence – yet their sum is equal to none of these things in particular, either, arriving on an astral plane unique and of its own.”.
Listen to Automaginary‘s opening track ‘Anemometer’ and straight after let yourself be absorbed by ‘Pieces of Tape’, taken from Bitchin Bajas’ 2014 eponymous album.
We’re only three weeks away from the release of Bitchin Bajas‘ eponymous second album, following their 2013 excellent debut, Bitchitronics. Now a trio with the addition of Dan Quinlivan and Rob Frye, Bitchin Bajas started as the side project of CAVE’s Cooper Crain nearly five years ago. Whilst we wait for the forthcoming record to drop. relax and enjoy the first transcendental and calming cut, ‘Bueu’. The track comes with a video created by Nick Ciontea. Watch it now and grab Bitchin Bajas when it drops on August 25th via Drag City.
This month's hand made mixtape comes from Dosh, the incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis, US. His latest album, Milk Money, was one of CTD's 2013 Album Picks and remains a favourite of ours. Dosh's mind-bending compositions, made up of keys, samples and drums, magically come alive on stage through loop station wizardry. The electronic and hip hop influences that colour his recordings were also guiding his hand when he put his mix together. Enjoy this all vinyl groovy selection.