Second Thought – Treatments [SLNT010]

"Second Thought is quite a schizophrenic project with multiple personalities, and my best work has always come from reacting against my own music. After completing an album of strict compositions with distinct melodies and rhythms, I felt the need to take the opposite direction and work from a more electro-acoustic perspective, going back to audio editing. A number of sound sources are given the various 'treatments' and converted into entirely different, new pieces of music. This led to the finished EP, a series of ambient drone tracks which sound distinctly different from anything I've recorded previously."

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Cliff Edge [03:08]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Second Arrival [08:04]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Rectangles [06:48]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Where [03:36]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. Of Architecture [06:20]

15 Feb 2010
Working for the best part of a decade on various musical projects, Second Thought is the musical voice of Ross Baker, a twenty-something producer from somewhere in the United Kingdom. The project started as a techno duo in 1999, but when founding member Dale Clarke left after a year, Ross began to deconstruct and fragment the sound with each successive recording. Second Thought's music now ranges from abstract ambient to string quartet compositions, lo-fi pop songs and lush sound collages.