Austin, TX experimental musician Roger Sellers, AKA Bayonne, is somewhat of an outlier in the local scene. In a city filled with pearl snaps, guitar licks, and love songs (not that there’s anything wrong with those things!), Bayonne creates cavernous ambient soundscapes. Don’t be mistaken though, this isn’t the meditative music of Brian Eno.
On the new Bayonne record, Drastic Measures, Sellers merged his increasingly classic pop inspired sensibilities with a production approach closely focused on looping, layering, and overdubbing. “Even if you hear something simple like clapping or finger snaps, it’s probably layered 10 or 20 times,” he says. “I just like to stack and layer everything to get these big sounds, and create a really wide sonic space within the songs.” Listen to the full session.
Host: Laurie Gallardo
Broadcast Mix: Cliff Hargrove
F.O.H. Mix: Jake Perlman
Cameras: Julia Reihs & Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
Editing: Julia Reihs