John Baldwin

Circumnavigate

Music video for Winter Buds on YouTube

As of today, the music video showing the recording process for the song Winter Buds off my upcoming album is now available on YouTube. Winter Buds is a song which, unlike the majority of my other material, features only sounds from real live instruments. As such, it was fitting that I should make a video for it, which I did last fall. It was a unique project, as I had the framework for the song laid out for nearly a year, but I started and finished recording it in the span of three long days. Be sure to check it out.

Quantize the Rain

New album, Circumnavigate, released this August

After four years of hard work and careful dedication to the honing of my sound, I am excited to finally anounce that my third album will be released next month.

Circumnavigate is a collection of divergent scenes and sounds that span a circular journey. Consisting of various styles from folk rock to drum and bass, the album leaves no space for monotony. This album was as much a journey for me as it is for the listener. After the release of my second album, I began a mission to refine my sound and improve my musicianship as much as possible. This led me to many interesting places and to many inspiring people. But ultimately it was an inward journey, because all of the music on this album from the microphone to the master is completely original. No other person had any direct part in its creation. It is for this reason that I consider it the ultimate embodiment of my best musical work.

Chromatic Borders

"What a Face is For" available on CD

After months of hard work in and out of the studio, Joshua Jarman and I have at last finished our Nick Drake tribute album, What A Face Is For. A seven-track tribute album, it contains various works across and between Nick Drake's albums, varying stylistically from humble acoustic folk to grooving rock to experimental textures.

Joshua Jarman is an ambitious musician whose mastery of percussive guitar adds a unique touch to his work. He and I are both fans on Nick Drake, the eclectic English guitarist/songwriter whose works are simultaneously comforting and haunting. Our mutual interest led us to create a modern tribute, employing both traditional and modern experimental approaches to music paying respects to his work.

You can find it on bandcamp here. Also be sure to check out the music video for Road.