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Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides II - LP Colored Vinyl

$28.04
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Artist:
Baths
Album:
Pop Music / False B-Sides II
Batch:
5/30/2020
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

cream colored vinyl version - In the spring of 2010, life changed overnight for Will Wiesenfeld. The San Fernando Valley native had recently rechristened himself Baths after a series of largely unheard bedroom experiments under the name [Post-foetus]. Barely old enough to drink, the angelic dancefloor confessionals from his debut, Cerulean suddenly made him one of the most celebrated new artists in electronic music. Critical acclaim and underground fame ensued. But rather than drown in the predictable clichés of drug abuse or chasing pop stardom, Wiesenfeld redoubled his pursuit of the perfect song. It was the mixtape era and Wiesenfeld was recording like Lil Wayne in his prime. During the months between Cerulean and his national tour the next year, 13 new Baths songs emerged from the miasma. They were compiled on the first volume of Pop Music/False B-Sides, which was originally a tour-only digital download and sold in person in shows as a printout on card stock. This was a home for all the weird outliers, the misfit slappers and shimmering fugues that had nowhere to go. Smashed together they could have their own home to seamlessly coexist. The title was a direct interpretation of Wiesenfeld’s emotional relationship to these songs: both held at arm's length, but also a cohesive and clarion body of work. Each song was written entirely without premeditation. The recordings occurred simply because he felt like it. Songs began as sketches, but were inked and colored in as the 21-year old Wiesenfeld went along. The themes still ring true to him a decade later, but he admits, “I was still early on in figuring out my relationship to my sexuality…there are things that are bumpy or difficult for me to listen back to. In ‘Damnation,’ the refrain starts, ‘the lives of my wife and I, you can have.’ My wife? lol.” The instrumentation varies from weightless electronic pop to crystalline ambient bliss-outs to melancholic falling leaf reveries that recall Fennesz or early Prefuse 73. An underlying musical thread exists inasmuch as there are less sounds per song than much of the Baths catalogue. This and its sequel Pop Music/False B-Sides II are imbued with a minimalist grace, a loose-limbed propulsion that lends itself to meditative departures. There is “Overseas,” a pastoral escapist piano glide that plays out like the Boards of Canada but speed up and sadder. “Nordic Laurel” hints of frigid blankets of white snow and stark wintry trees, like a gifted young artist’s take on Pantha Du Prince or Four Tet. “Flux” is glitchier and atonal. Wiesenfeld’s voice is more nasally and experimental, and you can watch the fledgling artist begin to find
A1Immerse
A2Tropical Laurel
A3Mikaela Corridor
A4Agora
A5Sex
A6Stomach Tile
A7Fortuna
B1Wistful (Fata Morgana)
B2Veranda Shove
B3Lung Tile
B4Be That
B5The Stones

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