I’m super psyched that Bayatas has started releasing more again. Although his recordings as the ultra lo-fi and yelpy Tree Hopping are past him, Bayatas is a more fully formed and polished project with some very strong singles already under his belt. The biggest improvement from Tree Hopping to Bayatas is easily the singing. While I had no problem with his unhinged and unrestrained sing-yelling before, it’s hard to deny the much more easy on the ears approach he is now putting over his always lushly tropical guitar work. ‘aa’ demonstrates all the improvements and more with some additional atmospherics thrown into the mix.