STATIC DAYDREAM: Self-titled: CD

Static Daydream is the latest project from former Skywave and Ceremony member Paul Baker. Baker, in collaboration with his girlfriend Jamie Casey, weaves layers of reverbing guitar and ethereal vocals into a wall of noise. The two share vocal duties on the tracks “More Than Today,” and “Run into the Night.” The dual vocals drew my attention to these tracks and held my attention better than the majority of songs where Baker sings solo. The rest of the songs blended into one another, with little to keep my interest. I think this album will appeal most directly to fans of Baker’s past projects and will also have general appeal to fans of ‘80s and ‘90s noise pop, but I wanted more out of this than the well-worn paths on which it took me.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Saint Marie, saintmarierecords.com)