CAUDAL - Let's All Take The Yellow Pills
Caudal is a trio of Canadian guitarist Aidan Baker, Irish bassist Gareth Sweeney, and Columbian drummer Felipe Salazar, formed in 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The trio plays ‘trance punk,’ combining Baker’s multi-layered, heavily affected guitar with Sweeney and Salazar’s motorik, propulsive rhythms, creating music which draws from krautrock, mathrock, post-punk, and spacerock influences. Baker also performs with the dreamsludge duo Nadja and the collective Hypnodrone Ensemble; Salazar also plays in the no-wave trio Muerte En Pereira and Hypnodrone Ensemble; Sweeney also plays with the post-post-punk trio Faulty Rabbit.
The EP Let’s All Take The Yellow Pills, released in 2016 as a limited edition CD and only available directly from the band, was recorded during the same sessions as the material from Fight Cry Fight. But whereas Fight Cry Fight is quite structured and composed, the tracks on …Yellow Pills are much more free-form and improvisational, eschewing structure for texture, form for atmosphere…