black vinyl version - Originally issued as a tour-only download (2011) as a follow up to Baths’ critically acclaimed debut LP, Cerulean. Presented here in remastered form for the first time on vinyl. Released on Baths’ own label, Basement’s Basement.
What's most impressive about Baths is how that all-embracing approach never devolves into sloppiness or identity loss. Wiesenfeld is always careful to string recognizable, Baths-like traits through his sound so that the listener never comes completely unshackled from his world. Sometimes it's through those stringy beats that he's so adept at constructing ("Seaside Town"); at others it's when he drenches a song in bathos via a few twists of his immaculate falsetto ("Iniuria Palace"). Frequently both of those elements are deployed, such as on the standout "Pop Song". This isn't supposed to be a proper follow-up to Cerulean-- it's a collection of tracks Wiesenfeld has worked on since that album was released, originally made available to fans who attended a tour from earlier this year-- which illustrates the strength in depth he has at his fingertips when something as appealingly frail as "Pop Song" is buried here.