Ka Baird "Saropelic Pycnic (Drag City)"
Sometimes you need a weird record. A record that’s hard to describe, but easy to listen to. A psychedelic record that makes a flute sound like a computer. If this is one of those cases, then boy oh boy do I have the record for you. Saropelic Pycnin (Drag City), the new record from Ka Baird, is a trippy good time. Full of augmented and processed flute sounds, new age-y, world music hints, and… well, even more psychedelic flute sounds. It’s like a electronic symphony consisting entirely of flutes, sounding a little bit like OPN remixes of Eric Dolphy (I would spend a LOT of money on that record). Check out the swirling “Tok Tru.”