‘Baseline’, just like ’Up’, is one of those bass-melody experiments. It is a bass that becomes a melody and vice versa. This one was first written on paper, without the use of an instrument, in a more conceptual way. I love using bowed basses to be in unison with the pizzicato ones. It really makes those lines come to the forefront in my opinion. Suddenly, there is a change in the piece, becoming decidedly more electric/electronic with the electric bass taking over and the use of an electronic drum loop. Unexpectedly, the piece evolves into a deep piano solo by Leo, exploring the progression in a very jazzy and harmonically complex way. Sakir then added his colorful percussion lines, to once again, give the recording a looser and more varied rhythmic feeling.