Bitchin Bajas Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Bitchin Bajas:
Marisa Anderson, Steve Gunn, Steve Hauschildt, Peaking Lights, Sun Araw, Cave, Circuit Des Yeux, Roy Montgomery, Minami Deutsch, Eric Copeland, Alexander Tucker, Chris Forsyth
Bitchin Bajas have worked at a rate of knots this past decade. Since releasing their debut LP Tones/Zones in 2010 the group have averaged a new full-length each year as well as plenty of solo records, EPs, split-releases and live albums. They’re the Wu-Tang of Kraut-y, psych-y electronica. Drag City’s Rebajas is a CD boxset that collects the bulk of the band’s output to date on seven discs. None of these albums have ever had a CD release before.
Olivia Wyatt recently made a documentary film about the Moken people. This is the soundtrack. Rather nicely, this vinyl release contain both the original incidental music by Bitchin’ Bajas and the field recordings and sounds of the sea that Wyatt collected. It also contains a DVD with the Sailing A Sinking Sea film in full! On Drag City.
Spain’s Abstrakce Records double down on their Encyclopedia Of Civilizations series. Following on from a split drop by Jonas Reinhardt and Jürgen Müller that imagined Ancient Egypt in sound, the lost city of Atlantis now gets a similar treatment from Bitchin Bajas (once) and DSR Lines (thrice). DSRL goes for a sort of Devo/Vangelis thing, while BB’s ‘Diaspora’ is a long synth experiment that recalls Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s Abstractions.
- Vinyl LP (ABST 005)
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Bitchin Bajas centre around guitarist and organist Cooper Crain, also of Chicago Psych/drone band Cave. In the 4 years since their last album, they have released collaborative efforts with Natural Information Society, Olivia Wyatt and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Bajas Fresh is their fifth full album and droning soundscapes are the order of the day. Half-speed mastered double LP and double cassette on Drag City.
Bitchin Bajas are a trio who make wholesome instrumental music which perfectly meld electronics with acoustic instruments such as woodwinds, flutes and xylophones. Transporteur has a psychedelic hint to it throughout but is ultimately something fun, something which tells many different stories in one song. It’s reminiscent of the work of electro-wizz and creator of children’s music, Bruce Haack, and would be a joy for both children and big-children alike.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is back, and he’s brought some pals along too. Bitchin Bajas make an experimental din of synthesizers and horns and together they make Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties a strange and fascinating collaboration. This vinyl LP, CD or cassette is a gleeful combination of minimalism and lyricism.
Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas
Natural Information Society are a group headed by improvising bass and Gnawan lute player Joshua Abrams, and Bitchin Bajas are vintage electronics fans. They've teamed up here for this record, and Autoimaginary is an exciting trip through wild jazz, four-four electronics, and eclectic groove music. LP or cassette on Drag City.
Bitchin Bajas have been around the world and they STILL can't find their baby. Instead they have been chasing sonics through space and time. Good lads. The press release I'm working off is full of such pretentious twaddle "they have mapped and traversed their own ecosystem" is one particular stand out line. I'm trying to find something to hold onto, something that might tell you about what they actually do. I can glean that they reach far inside Eastern tonalities and use organ, synthesizer, winds (wind?), xylophone and autoharp. The album is 76 minutes long and comes on double vinyl or a double cassette. That's all I know.
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