Support: Dam Mantle
Baths is just one of the producer’s and musician Will Wiesenfeld several pseudonyms. He lives in Los Angeles and had classical piano training. His debut album “Cerulean” (2010), released when he was 21 years old, was a surprise success: There were comparisons to Toro Y Moi and their elaborated chillwave sound; the album had hip hop elements as well as influences by other dance music, YouTube fragments as well as samples of cutting scissors and clicking ball pens. Baths shows us a darker side with his new album “Obsidian”, which was released this year and bestows us with great melancholic electronic hymns: “Birth was like a fat black tongue/ Dripping tar and dung and dye/ Slowly into my shivering eyes,” he sings in falsetto. It crackles and rattles and pulses and elegiacally floats. But do not fear: Like every piece of art that courageously goes into dark gloom for its recipients: the light in “Obsidian” comfortingly shines at all the more brighter and lighter again and again.