On 'The Silent World' Baker plays guitars, drums and bass. He calls it "underwater jazz/rock" and in a way, that covers the load quite well. The album contains three elongated tracks in which Baker explores and crosses the borders of his well-known drones and ambient.
You can hear the influences from the drummers Aidan Baker has been working with as he takes on an experimental, free jazz inspired approach to that particular instrument. Everything else can easily be compared to all his previous work, with drones, soundscapes and strange experimental pieces of audio. Perhaps, that more experimental approach makes this album somewhat more difficult to digest but it's nonetheless a classic Aidan Baker piece.
I think it's safe to say that after krautrock and space rock, Aidan Baker now carefully delves into the world of jazz. As usual, he does it his own way, which results in something interesting and at times highly immersive. Fans of Aidan Baker can blindly trust this album to be satisfying, that's for sure. So go ahead, treat yourself to another delightful musical experience and add this album to your already impressive collection.