Calling Out To The Past, While Looking Toward The Future: Reviewing Michael Baker’s Hasten Mercy

It’s always a roll of the dice to pay homage to your heroes, as the artist runs the risk of chaining themselves to old ghosts, rather than moving themselves forward. This said, with Hasten Mercy, Michael Baker has not only managed to show us his influences but he’s got a very real foothole in showing us how he might better them.

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