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ARTIST
TITLE
Maps/Systemalheur
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STILLL 007CD STILLL 007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/6/2007

Baja is a loose collective founded by German composer, musician and sound artist, Daniel Vujanic. It is also a three piece live band. The debut CD Maps/Systemalheur, consists of the 40-minute long "Maps": oscillating between progfolk-postrock, jazz, minimal music and haunting electroacoustics, and the compact, percussive and theme-based "Systemalheur": turning analog and digital sounds into cut-up pop and almost symmetrical, edgy rhythms for 30 minutes. Baja's music has been compared to quite a lot of very diverse artists and genres: composers and musicians like Brian Eno, Terry Riley and John Fahey have been mentioned, also experimental rock acts like This Heat, Harmonia, Sonic Youth and Tortoise. It's not easy to pin down the vivid instrumentalism. Even pop/indie electronica acts like Psapp and The Books have found their way into comparisons while the jazz rock enthusiasts draw charming analogies to '70s fusion works like Larks' Tongues In Aspic or Bitches Brew.