Each month, we invite an artist from the cast of characters that color the RVNG, Beats In Space, and Freedom To Spend universe to compile 15 – 20 tracks that are resonating with them.
From Ka Baird, to you ~
I present you with Activation Exercises, a playlist to rejuvenate and energize. A provocation to action, a provocation to move your body. Some more juicy, some more groovy, some more jilted, some more raw. Featuring the sounds of Uganda’s MC Yallah w Debmaster to Vienna’s Jung An Tagen to Japan’s YPY to Helsinki’s Pekka Airaksinen to Shanghai’s 33EMYBW to Lisbon’s Puto Tito to American experimentalists Max Eilbacher, 75 Dollar Bill and Paul Demarinis (to name a few)!
Feel it, don’t think it! Enjoy! And maybe see you on the dance floor!
RIYL-ty Bytes is updated by a different artist each month. If you like something, save it to your library.
Respires, the second solo album by Ka Baird, blurs the line between word and action, definition and possibility. Spirited yet restrained, bearing its wildly thrummed heart strings and inner calm alike, Respires ventures toward the unknown, charting the shifting ground of experimental music and the rewards born of risk.
Known for her raw, ecstatic, and boundary pushing live solo performances, Ka Baird debuts her new album Respires in this special one-off performance. Presented across the 40-channel 3D audio system at Future Space, the audience will be fully surrounded by her intricate and visceral compositions.
In collaboration with Dave & Gabe, custom multi-channel effects have been created enabling her to process and control her voice live through the sound system. Learn more here.
Ahead of Respires’ release, Ka Baird travels across Europe for a month starting next week, returning home to Brooklyn for a special 40-channel presentation of the album at Future Space on Thursday, November 7.
In the meantime, watch a video for “Spiritus Operis” directed by Camilla Padgitt-Coles below:
Ka Baird’s Respires will be released October 25, 2019 on vinyl and digital formats. Learn more here.
Blending the primal with the alien, the future with the past, the experimental with skeletal traditional forms, “Symanimagenic” is a track lost in time and place. Composed with the intention of self-displacement, Ka Baird sought to “alchemize [sound] into a wild conduit of energy, essence, and spirit.”
This is the first single ahead of her sophomore album release, Respires, available from RVNG Intl. on October 25, 2019.