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Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album - out on Brainfeeder



Samiyam Sam Baker Album
Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album
(LP/CD/Download) Brainfeeder BF022/BFCD022/BFDNL022, 2011-06-27

Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker's Debut Album is 40 minutes of pure listening pleasure, a series of woozy, off-centre hip hop instrumentals drawing heavily on Baker's love of electronic funk but never in hock to it. Intensely detailed and carrying considerable emotional weight, this is not Rap Beats Volume 2 but an album of fully-realised pieces of music which stand on their own without the need for an MC's intervention. Ann Arbor native, Samiyam (born Sam Baker) moved to Los Angeles in 2006. In his short time out West, he has become one of the city's most progressive and recognized producers, a man who has spearheaded the revival of interest in instrumental hip-hop music over the last few years. Baker's Rap Beats Vol.1 collection was the very first release on Brainfeeder. He has also collaborated with old friend Flying Lotus as Flyamsam as well as having releases on Hyperdub and Poo-Bah records. Samiyam describes the work contained in his Debut album simply as, "my favourite stuff" – and what could be better than that?

Samiyam Sam Baker Album
Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album
(LP/CD/Download) Brainfeeder BF022/BFCD022/BFDNL022, 2011-06-27

SAMIYAM - Cushion by BRAINFEEDER

SAMIYAM - Where Am I by BRAINFEEDER

Tracklisting :
01. Escape
02. Bedtime
03. Pressure
04. Bricks
05. Already
06. Frosting Packets
07. Kitties
08. Where Am I
09. Cushion
10. Turtles
11. My Buddy
12. No Dinner
13. Understanding
14. Wonton Special
15. Taco Delay
16. Lifesized Stuffed Animal
17. Sometimes

Links :
myspace.com/samiyambeats
myspace.com/flyamsam
facebook.com/pages/Samiyam/105957582769123
discogs.com/artist/Samiyam
twitter.com/Samiyam
brainfeedersite.com
soundcloud.com/brainfeeder
twitter.com/Brainfeeder
vimeo.com/channels/brainfeeder
facebook.com/pages/BRAINFEEDER/117839439630

Info :
Sam Baker, alias Samiyam, is an instru­men­tal Hip-Hop pro­ducer from Ann Arbor, Michi­gan. He is best known for his work with exper­i­men­tal pro­ducer, Fly­ing Lotus, and his 8-bit Video Game inspired Hip-Hop beats. Ann Arbor's lat­est prodi­gal son and lover of sprin­kles on dough­nuts, takes the legacy of all Detroit's tal­ented musi­cal sons and daugh­ters and makes Hip Hop beats filled with snip­pets of Soul, Funk, 70's Italian hor­ror flick sound­tracks, Nin­tendo bonus level music, and 90's Hip Hop. Some­how, with this much con­tent, the beats still man­age to sound glo­ri­ously min­i­mal and dis­jointed. Fans like Benji B, Andrew Meza and XLR8R have been eagerly snap­ping up his tracks, as Sam freeze frames Elec­tro energy and spits it back out as twisted future Jazz. Dabrye is a fan, Daedelus describes him as "a thrilling sound to break the same­ness", and Fly­ing Lotus is his brother in arms (they col­lab­o­rate on the project FLYamSAM)... More info on this new album asap!

Press Release :
Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker's Debut Album is 40 minutes of pure listening pleasure, a series of woozy, off-centre hip hop instrumentals drawing heavily on Baker's love of electronic funk but never in hock to it. Intensely detailed and carrying considerable emotional weight, this is not Rap Beats Volume 2 but an album of fully-realised pieces of music which stand on their own without the need for an MC's intervention.

Ann Arbor native, Samiyam (born Sam Baker) moved to Los Angeles in 2006. In his short time out West, he has become one of the city's most progressive and recognized producers, a man who has spearheaded the revival of interest in instrumental hip-hop music over the last few years. Baker's Rap Beats Vol.1 collection was the very first release on Brainfeeder. He has also collaborated with old friend Flying Lotus as Flyamsam as well as having releases on Hyperdub and Poo-Bah records.

Samiyam describes the work contained in his Debut album simply as, "my favourite stuff" – and what could be better than that?

Reviews :
"The intellectual offspring of David Cronenberg and the RZA, but specially touched by Michael Jackson." - LA Record
"Hip Hop beats filled with snippets of Soul, Funk, 70's Italian horror flick soundtracks, Nintendo bonus level music, and 90's Hip Hop. Somehow, with this much content, the beats still manage to sound gloriously minimal and disjointed." - Dazed and Confused
"Warped out and offbeat, his beats are a piece of art."- Jneiro Jarel (Shape Of Broad Minds, Lex Records)
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