Hello, I'm Bryan Baker. I flirted with music and recording when I was a kid. Experimenting with portable reel-to-reel recorders, then doing 8-track collages and silly kid stuff. Got my first 4-track in college and soon after found Option Magazine around 1983. A few years later I started publishing a zine called GAJOOB featuring home recording artists. I never talked much about my own recordings in the zine, but I like making everything from rock songs to crazy sound experiments. I do a lot of the latter at tapegerm.com. I'm just getting into Logic Pro now and still exploring and having fun. Hit me up for a collaboration or something. You'll find me on Apple Music and elsewhere as Blind Mime Ensemble.
Credits: music by Bryan Baker
I've fallen in love with Spitfire Audio's LABS series of instruments, the magazine and everything about Spitfire. Mother Syria uses Spitfire Audio's cello from (I believe) its Amplified Cello Quartet LABS release as well as a bit of Frozen Strings, also from the free LABS series of instruments. Check out more at spitfireaudio.com.
You can also hear Diva by u-he quite plainly intermixed with the Cello and strings. I obtained Diva by way of a ridiculously discounted offer from Native Instruments not too long ago, after having been looking and not quite biting at Diva for quite some time. I'm glad the offer provided the final impetus for me to take the plunge. Diva is a joy to browse through and manipulate.
The vocal comes courtesy of East West's voices of passion library. I'm also playing an acoustic guitar against the chord progression for added effect.
genre: New Music