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Baths is the stage name of American electronic musician Will Wiesenfeld (born 1989). He was born in Tarzana and was raised in Woodland Hills. He currently resides in Chatsworth, California.

Wiesenfield is a classically trained musician, and began learning the piano at the age of four “to compete with his brother”. By twelve he had “completely abandoned it,” but continual musical experimenting lead him to record his first piece of music at age fourteen. Under a previous moniker, [Post-foetus], he wrote four albums and three EPs. He also ventured into a more ambient style with side-project Geotic, a project which Irish magazine State.ie called “gorgeous”.

After adopting the name Baths, he released debut album Cerulean on independent record label Anticon. He recorded the entire album in two months from his bedroom. The BBC’s Mike Diver claims Baths’ nearest musical sound-a-like is chillwave musician Toro Y Moi. Pitchfork noted Baths’ influences, acts such as Björk and Flying Lotus, were “obvious” in his work.

Drowned in Sound noted Baths’ use of “unorthodox” sounds layered in and around the electronics, in particular “clicking pens, vocal samples, rustling blankets and scissor snaps”. British newspaper The Guardian’s Paul Lester commented he was reminded of “J Dilla playing around with the Pavement and Prince catalogues” while listening to the album. While a lot of his music is instrumental, it can occasionally incorporate vocals, most of them falsetto.

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  • JRinka

    @petitsagittaire- thank you for that

    14 Nov 1:06am Reply
  • impartially

    "go gay"

    10 Nov 7:06am Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Baths Demos.

    9 Nov 2:24pm Reply
  • writetyperr

    good god i wish i wasn't straight

    9 Nov 6:11am Reply
  • forgetmenot

    I can feel myself gradually turning into a hipster again. Darn you catchy lo-fi electronic music and bespectacled, bearded men.

    20 Oct 9:50am Reply
  • JRinka

    Realized today Baths is my favorite artist. I have a group of "favorites" but Baths is the artist I listen to nearly everyday, under any emotion and state of mind. No favorite track, no "bad" tracks.

    3 Oct 10:52pm Reply
  • JRinka

    I'd go gay for you will

    3 Oct 6:18pm Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    plea

    2 Oct 11:51pm Reply
  • matangi

    Why do we have to wait till 8th of October to have 'Disorderly' released ;( :(

    25 Sep 2:02pm Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Disorderly is the jam.

    25 Sep 12:23pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    I feel like Will is the only musician I've ever had... "romantic feelings" for. I rarely form personal, emotional connections to the actual musicians making the music, I feel like that kind of thinking can really cloud your judgement. I love Grimes and Twigs and MC Ride and Travis Egedy, and I acknowledge that they are excruciatingly attractive human beings, but I'm not the type to think about it further than that. But Will Wiesenfeld really just breaks through that arm's length that I keep myself at. It's like I can imagine a life with him, or someone like him, in which we live in a Seaside Town and make music together, and he sings to me in falsetto and lets me sleep in past noon and lays with me when I'm too stoned to get dressed. I dunno. Thoughts like this creep me out, but also it's one of the most vivid and clear emotions I've ever gotten from music.

    21 Sep 7:34am Reply
  • diseased_racoon

    @JeffRawrs, since people started realising he's a fucking GENIUS!!

    15 Sep 3:46am Reply
  • JeffRawrs

    when did baths get so popular

    8 Sep 12:57am Reply
  • Sutinen

    Chillz.

    6 Sep 11:05am Reply
  • alfredthecake

    NICE

    27 Aug 11:04pm Reply
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    26 Aug 4:09am Reply
  • RainbowOverdose

    <3

    13 Jul 6:54am Reply
  • BrynnerFell

    main forever http://www.last.fm/music/Baths/+images/52014227

    9 Jul 12:40am Reply
  • Kyonil

    Нормально.

    29 Jun 4:25pm Reply
  • minowaye

    cutie :3

    29 Jun 10:28am Reply
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