One less welcome aspect of the Gaga Effect is the current tidal wave of overstyled, underdeveloped unsigned electronic pop music but a video that arrived by email from New York-born Harvard student Baker is better than a lot of the new stuff we're hearing.
"Below," he writes, "is the link to my first music video for my song 'Echo', produced by Hyper Crush. It's properly amazing i must say, so i'd love for you to post it!"[youtube]zbqFyLQx3BM[/youtube] We can't help but feel that this would benefit from a little less everything (except the tune, which would benefit from a little bit more), but it's a pleasant enough way to spend a few minutes and the good news is that there are some pretty good moments in his free-to-download mixtape of other tracks. It includes a cover of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box' and a nice tune called 'This Girl'.