Trio Not Trio is a series of five releases from Aidan Baker (Nadja, Hypnodrone Ensemble etc) Available individually, as part of a subscription or as a limited edition box set.
Canadian (but Berlin-based) guitarist Aidan Baker began the Trio Not Trio project in 2022 as a series of improvisational recording sessions wherein Baker played in person as a duo with another Berlin-based musician then sent those recordings to an international musician to add a third part to complete the trio.
Baker chose this particular work method in a deliberate attempt to explore the different experiences and methodologies of in-person performance compared to long-distance, file-sharing collaborations. The resulting recordings from these five trios, eleven different musicians, none of whom had previously worked together, resulted in quite different albums, each with unique sounds and characteristics, combining elements of jazz, ambient, electronic, rock, and avant-garde music, even as Baker's signature guitar sound binds them together. While the sessions varied in length, each album has been slightly edited down and/or re-arranged so that each are approximately an hour long.