Bitchin Bajas - Tones/Zones - LP
* Warehouse find - black vinyl
Bitchin Baja's is the solo project of Cave's Cooper Crane. Cooper's skillful use of melody within his elastic electronic tones is matched by his ability to mix it all (much like he does with Cave) so that there's a lot of sound, but even more space and separation between the sounds. Tones/Zones was pressed in an edition of 500 copies.
Tones and Zones is not only the title but also a goal for Bitchin Bajas to achieve higher being through meditative music. Dreamscapes come to life and structure happens only when a zone is discovered within. Tones help find your zone when low and hi frequencies create different feelings and thoughts. Once the thoughts are there and the tones are pulsing, your zone will occur.
Through some sort of cosmic serendipity we've ended up releasing this at the same time as J.D. Emmanuel's classic Wizards LP from 1981. There are some interesting parallels between Tones/Zones and Wizards. Both artists have a firm grasp of sound without wading too deeply into the blissful waters of New Age melody. Both used an organ and a similar assortment of analog synths, and both used the same Tascam reel to reel tape machine for their recordings. Though nearly 30 years separate them, they're both generously offering you the opportunity to dive deeply into their own private Tones/Zones. Enjoy.