ABRE OJOS is the eclectic audiovisual project of Scott Baker, a multimedia artist from Melbourne, Australia with over twenty years’ experience working across the areas of installation, experimental music, video and illustration. Baker’s ABRE OJOS is an exploration of synesthetic modalities using geometric animations and extreme audio frequencies. The ABRE OJOS project is a sweeping audiovisual creation for mining the depths of the human spirit and Baker’s latest full-length, Gates, serves as the next evolutionary step in an ongoing survey of harrowing introspection.
With Gates, Baker conjures immersive experiences for meditation and the exploration of the human spirit, perpetually challenging its participants, leading them on a path of self-exploration filled with reflection, anticipation and contemplation. As a CD/DVD package, Gates pools absorbing visuals and audio for this difficult rite, engaging the ears with a fusion of dark ambient mantras and ritualistic drums while soothing and challenging the eyes and mind with mandalas and subliminal imagery. A unification of sight and sound that opens a doorway to thought and self-reflection, Gates is a unique and masterful work.
Lose your soul in the optical disillusion of “Light On Our Foreheads,” now playing below.
Additionally, Gates is streaming in full courtesy of label Secrets Of Giza’s BandCamp page HERE.
“Abre Ojos” was an old saying by Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “watch out” or “open your eyes, there is danger all around.” Gates is available for purchase now via Secrets Of Giza at THIS LOCATION.
“Distorted trashcan bashes, saw tooth sine waves, Roland Space Echo dialed up on the Haunted Chapel preset and the rise and fall of the third keyboard sample disc in the Goblin set, all leads to music for the mangled at heart.” – About.com
“I see colors swirling around prisms of light dancing inside of my brain. I hear unknown spirits guiding my past lives into another realm of forever. All of this change going on inside me is being caused by the astral sounds of ABRE OJOS.” – Cvlt Nation
“ABRE OJOS is a mechanical beast, portrayed through the Occult sense of Creation through divine Will. It is the inanimate object brought to life, by the use of machinery and human expression reflecting a futuristic yet modern world that was first imagined, then created. Technology is a magical act, and when we see the Occult and myth through this lens, much of it can begin to make sense.” – Heathen Harvest