Bryan Baker
Bryan Baker
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I've been recording since the early to mid-80's, starting with a StudioMaster 4-track cassette. I love making everything from simple rock songs to experimental soundscapes. Blind Mime Ensemble is the name under which I release music. I collaborate with other experimental artists at -- join us if you like. You can see my studio by viewing the pics in my photo gallery here. It's pretty simple.

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Self Reflections

album: reflections vol. 1
Credits: Words and music by Bryan Baker © 2018, published by Blind Mime Music, ASAP. All rights reserved.

This began life while playing around with a newly download freeware synth plugin called Podolski which is made by the folks at u-he. After coming up with the initial pad track I tried a couple acoustic guitars mostly split left and right... mostly. The right bass took several hours of trial, but I finally arrived at something from Synthmaster 2.9. I'd been working on an album tentatively called "reflections vol. 1" and so I rolled that idea around. The idea simmered for a few hours until I finally picked up pen and paper. Funny how it comes together once that happens. After the first verse was written, a notification popped up on my phone and I just glanced at it. It was a someone quoting James Baldwin and somehow it fit nicely with the second verse and gave it stronger direction, I think. After the vocal, I added a second synth track from Podolski to complicate the harmonics just a bit.

genre: Electronic Pop
streams: 43

New photos in threads roll past out of mind
My mixed emotions begin to unwind
Another memory somewhere without me
She poses in mirrors for all eyes to see

Can't believe what you say -- I see what you do
I jump to conclusions, but what does that prove?
So maybe I cry all alone in the dark
Because my reflections don't quite hit the mark

Could it be true I'm lost without you
And you've somehow found the passion of youth?
The passion of dancing alone in a crowd
Embracing the sounds that spin you around

But come Monday morning the traffic is dense
My spirit is broken, it's shattered and tense
It's so complicated, my thread's in a knot
The rear view reflection is all that I've got

It's so complicated, my thread's in a knot
The rear view reflection is all that I've got
Self Reflections