Sam Baker's Album
by Samiyam

— Released 27th June 2011 on Brainfeeder

Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker’s 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...

Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker’s 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?

Sam Baker's Album
by Samiyam

— Released 27th June 2011 on Brainfeeder

Buy physical

2xLP (BF022)
£17.00
 
CD (BFCD022)
£8.00
 

Buy digital

MP3 (BFDNL022)
£5.00
 
16-bit WAV (BFDNL022W)
£7.00
 

Buy physical

Buy digital

2xLP (BF022)
£17.00
MP3 (BFDNL022)
£5.00
CD (BFCD022)
£8.00
16-bit WAV (BFDNL022W)
£7.00

Tracklist

  • CD
  • 2xLP
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Escape
  2. 2
    Bedtime
  3. 3
    Pressure
  4. 4
    Bricks
  5. 5
    Already
  6. 6
    Frosting Packets
  7. 7
    Kitties
  8. 8
    Where Am I
  9. 9
    Cushion
  10. 10
    Turtles
  11. 11
    My Buddy
  12. 12
    No Dinner
  13. 13
    Understanding
  14. 14
    Wonton Special
  15. 15
    Taco Delay
  16. 16
    Lifesize Stuffed Animal
  17. 17
    Sometimes
  18.  
    Play All (17)
  1. 1
    Escape
  2. 2
    Bedtime
  3. 3
    Pressure
  4. 4
    Bricks
  5. 5
    Already
  6. 6
    Frosting Packets
  7. 7
    Kitties
  8. 8
    Where Am I
  9. 9
    Cushion
  10. 10
    Turtles
  11. 11
    My Buddy
  12. 12
    No Dinner
  13. 13
    Understanding
  14. 14
    Wonton Special
  15. 15
    Taco Delay
  16. 16
    Lifesize Stuffed Animal
  17. 17
    Sometimes
  18.  
    Play All (17)
  1. 1
    Escape
  2. 2
    Bedtime
  3. 3
    Pressure
  4. 4
    Bricks
  5. 5
    Already
  6. 6
    Frosting Packets
  7. 7
    Kitties
  8. 8
    Where Am I
  9. 9
    Cushion
  10. 10
    Turtles
  11. 11
    My Buddy
  12. 12
    No Dinner
  13. 13
    Understanding
  14. 14
    Wonton Special
  15. 15
    Taco Delay
  16. 16
    Lifesize Stuffed Animal
  17. 17
    Sometimes
  18.  
    Play All (17)
  1. 1
    Escape
  2. 2
    Bedtime
  3. 3
    Pressure
  4. 4
    Bricks
  5. 5
    Already
  6. 6
    Frosting Packets
  7. 7
    Kitties
  8. 8
    Where Am I
  9. 9
    Cushion
  10. 10
    Turtles
  11. 11
    My Buddy
  12. 12
    No Dinner
  13. 13
    Understanding
  14. 14
    Wonton Special
  15. 15
    Taco Delay
  16. 16
    Lifesize Stuffed Animal
  17. 17
    Sometimes
  18.  
    Play All (17)

Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker’s 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 witho...

Coming out with one of the most anticipated and long-awaited albums so far on Brainfeeder is Samiyam aka Sam Baker. Sam Baker’s 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?