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See Sun Think Shadow

by Ka Baird/ Sapropelic Pycnic

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Delphine Dora Gorgeous & spiritual piano improvisations by Sapropelic Pycnic, the solo project of Kathleen Baird, the always inspired force of Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Favorite track: Who Dies.
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Sapropelic Pycnic is the solo project of Kathleen Baird of long running avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. On her debut release as Sapropelic Pycnic See Sun Think Shadow, Baird releases a stunning 8 track record of piano improvisations performed on a Steinway Grand in December of 2011 in a church in her hometown of Decatur, Illinois recorded just days before her father’s passing on December 30, 2011. These improvisations have a raw focus that premiere Baird’s piano training as well as very own style of punctuation, spacing and repetition. Her approach brings to mind the playful, spacious qualities of Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou, the unrestraint of Cecil Taylor, the rolling arpeggiations of Alice Coltrane, and the ghostliness of Arvo Part. See Sun Think Shadow is being released as a limited edition of 200 copies pressed on yellow vinyl through the Brooklyn label and magazine Perfect Wave and released on October 6, 2015.


released October 6, 2015

Recorded By Todd Dare at Central Christian Church in Decatur, IL in December 2011
Mastered by Todd Dare
Facilitated by John Baird
Steinway Grand serviced and maintenanced by RPT John Baird



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Ka Baird/ Sapropelic Pycnic Brooklyn, New York

Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. She is one of the founding members of avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise.
Since relocating to NYC, Baird has set off in numerous directions apart from Spires. Her current work explores piano improvisation, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and her electronic manipulation of the flute.
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