Five Years Inside the Sun

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Ka Baird is a musical enigma of the best kind: multi-instrumentalist and singer, founding member of the influential psych-folk group Spires That in the Sunset Rise, hers is a unique voice that bridges avant-garde traditions, psychedelia, and perhaps sonic psycho-spiritual practices as yet unnamed. John Saint-Pelvyn, known for his idiosyncratic drifting, combines finger picked guitar with subtle feedback tones, voice, and theremin–which he usually plays by thrashing the air with his guitar neck in a manner that has drawn comparisons to Beefheart’s approach to clarinet. While holed up in a painter’s studio for three days one Massachusetts winter, and with the help of the bubbling drones ofCamilla Padgitt-Coles, they created what might be described as a soundscape celebrating the lotus eaters of a coming utopia. Populated by beneficial spirits and strange large eyed animals that peer from a broken woodland, Five Years Inside The Sun was recorded live with no rehearsals; a stream of consciousness, a state of bright paradoxical waking that is more like an augmented dream.


Sun-orange vinyl comes packaged in a beautiful panoramic tri-fold cover featuring a lithograph by print artist Jenny Schmid. Comes with free digital download card.

12″ LP

45 RPM