'See Sun Think Shadow'
Sapropelic Pycnic is the solo project of Ka Baird of long running avant psych project Spires That In The Sunset Rise. See Sun Think Shadow is a collection of piano improvisations that bring to mind the playful, spacious qualities of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the unrestraint of Cecil Taylor, the rolling arpeggiations of Alice Coltrane, and the ghostliness of Arvo Pärt.
On this debut release See Sun Think Shadow Baird releases eight tracks 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 of emotional intensity and calm that premiere Baird’s classical piano training with her very own style of punctuation, spacing and repetition.
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 John Baird RPT
All album art designed and collaged by Kathleen Baird
This album is in honor of Kathleen's father Neil McClelland Baird (1942-2011) with deepest thanks to the following who made the record possible: Karen Baird, John Baird, Todd Dare, and Camilla Padgitt-Coles.
Released on sunburst yellow vinyl and digital, Perfect Wave 2015.