Already Drowning, a song-cycle inspired by various myths & folktales about female water spirits, marks something of a departure for Aidan Baker. While still retaining his trademark sense of ambience & texture, the tracks on this album are much more structured & song-oriented, embracing a minimalist post-rock, slowcore style & featuring a different guest vocalist on each track.
Guest vocalists: Clara Engel, Jessica Bailiff, Valérie Niederoest & Maude Oswald (of Toboggan), Joanna Kupnicka, Geneviève Castrée (aka Ô Paon), Liz Hysen, Carla Bozulich (of Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers).
All words & music written by Aidan Baker (guitars, bass, flute, drums, trombone, piano, & field recordings), vocal melodies & interpretations/translations by respective singers. Additional musicians: Leah Buckareff (of Nadja - accordion), Laura C. Bates (violin), Nick Storring (of Picastro - cello), Carl Pace (of Beta Cloud - trumpet), & Laura Rodie (alto & soprano saxophones).