Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Word Of Explanation


First off... don't pay any attention to the blog posting dates on this blog, they are without meaning.

This blog is a discography for musician Gavin John Baker. As well as various solo releases he has made music with the following bands: Billy Mahonie, Jet Johnson, Glider, Meets Guitar, The Baker Boys, The Durells, The Smith and Baker Band, Von Block, Radio 9 and Sightseers which formed in 2013.

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News: August 2014

Soon to be released is a new album by The Baker Boys entitled Another Fine Mess: 15 tunes of american old timey and norwegian and english folk music. The album will come out on Unlabel

Also just completed are two new solo albums, The Same Sky, an album of vocal and acoustic guitar and It's Out There Somewhere an album of manipulated solo acoustic guitar.

Gavin is now a member of anglo-norwegian three piece blues/krautrock band Sightseers who are working on tracks for an album.

And Billy Mahonie are getting together for a reunion show in London on 21st November 2014 at The End Festival in Crouch End.
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Last releases: end of 2012

It Took A Thousand Years To Make And A Fucking Short Time To Break

&
The Grinder And The Curse



Two new albums released digitally in October 2012 and physically on CD in November 2012.
Both solo acoustic guitar albums.
It Took A Thousand Years To Make... is a straightforward set of solo guitar but The Grinder And The Curse includes various manipulations of the acoustic guitar.

It Took A Thousand Years To Make... can be heard on soundcloud and heard and purchased as a download at Unlabel's bandcamp and purchased as a CD at Unlabel's site.

Likewise can The Grinder And The Curse be heard on soundcloud and heard and purchased as a download at Unlabel's bandcamp and purchased as a CD at Unlabel's site.



There are ten albums up on  Bandcamp. The three Bunkland records and some other self released albums, including the unreleased unfinished Von Block album.

Propeller first album of the Bunkland trilogy, originally released in 2010.
Persuasion second album of the Bunkland trilogy, released 2012.
Single Note Theory third allbum of the Bunkland trilogy, released 2012.
Von Block, the unfinished album, recorded between 2009 and 2011.
Modes, a selection of acoustic demos recorded for Billy Mahonie in 2009.
Ten Years Dead, an collection of songs recorded between 2009 and 2011.
The Durells, an album recorded in 2007 but never released in it's full form.
Outs, an album of alternate takes recorded at the time of the Dirge/Misry double album.
Mineralism, a collection of out takes recorded during the sessions for the trilogy of albums for Bunkland.
Tunes For R.W., a set of unreleased tunes and demos recorded between 2007 and 2010.


Unlabel  also can be found on bandcamp and have the following included in their cannon:

Durations originally released in 2012.
Dirge/Misry originally released in 2011.
It Took A Thousand Years To Make And A Fucking Short Time To Break new album.
The Grinder And The Curse  new album.
The Smith And Baker Band - Great Snakes  originally released 2009.
The 23rd Project - 01 - January 2012 compilation including a track by Von Block.

Unlabel is retrospectively posting their back catalogue on bandcamp and at some stage this should include Billy Mahonie's Exhale On Mare Street, The Baker Boys' Driftwood Boats, Glider's Some Letters and Meets Guitar's The River Turns To Home.


 


The Discography

This blog is a discography for all the music Gavin Baker has released since 1998. Pretty much most of the music can be found on Grooveshark but you'll have to search for it yourself. Where a producer has been involved in the recording I have included their names, otherwise the music has been produced by the musicians involved. I have also included pictures of the record covers when I have found them.


please email me here if you have a question or something:
gavinjohnbaker@gmail.com