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Heart Beat Circuit

by Smoke Thief

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    Comes in a beautiful digipak design with art by Montreal-based Erica Lahaie.

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Bipolar A.I. 05:04
Nights 05:43
Krystal 04:12
Summer 05:09
Doll House 05:37


Heart Beat Circuit is an album five years in the making. After completing his Master's degree in music performance in 2010, George "Smoke Thief" Baker began to conceptualize what would take shape into his first album. An image came to him of a futuristic female android who achieves sentience, which opens up a world of new experiences to her and the opportunity to forge a new life. This android, later named Krystal, serves as the main inspiration for the album, as well as appearing on the album cover.

Smoke Thief experiments with a variety of musical styles to explore Krystal's world and experiences. He strives to contrast the mathematical, logical aspect of music with its more human qualities by mixing genres from ambient to jazz, and fusing electronic elements with instruments such as saxophone.

With contributions from renowned video game composers Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Saori Kobayashi (Panzer Dragoon Saga), and Takahiro Izutani (Bayonetta), Heart Beat Circuit takes the listener on a futuristic journey through the mind of this groundbreaking composer and that of Krystal, his muse.


released August 20, 2015

Smoke Thief is George Arthur Baker. All tracks written and produced by George Arthur Baker except where otherwise stated.

Track 2: additional writing and production by Manami Matsumae
Track 5: additional writing and production by Marco Guardia
Track 7: written by Takahiro Izutani and George Baker, produced by Takahiro Izutani
Track 8: additional writing and production by Saori Kobayashi
Track 9: additional writing and production by Marco Guardia

Tracks 1-6, 8-10: mixed by Marco Guardia

Creative Director, Executive Producer: Mohammed Taher
Co-Director: Marco Guardia
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Illustrator​,​ Designer: Erica Lahaie
Art Directors: George Arthur Baker, Mohammed Taher
Accounts Management: Alexander Aniel
Press Relations: Lauren Lucas-Guardia

Produced and published by Brave Wave Productions.


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