Despite living hundreds and hundreds of miles away from the red hot west coast of North America, I was still able to catch up with Will Wiesenfeld (a.k.a Baths). I asked him 5 questions.
Here they are:
I’m getting the love atmosphere to Cerulean. What would you say generally influenced the album? (including other musicians)
A number of things, definitely love… A lot of positivity? water….? Influenced by SO many artists, but was listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins around the time I was making the album? don’t know if that played a direct role…
I decided not to edit out the question marks.
How did it feel when you found out Dntel was gonna do the remix of Rain Smell? Any thoughts on the remix?
AMAZING + AMAZING. Literally a dream come true.
Here it is folks:
How would you put your sound in a few words to a curious stranger?
I tend to like saying “Electronic music from a songwriting perspective.” Don’t know if that sounds terrible though…
Have you got any plans regarding an embarkment over the Atlantic Ocean and playing a few gigs around the world?
YESSSSS!! November I get to play a number of dates in the UK: www.myspace.com/bathsmusic
so excited. I want to play EVERYWHERE 🙂
Finally, if you could blog about any song right now, what would it be?
I’ve been loving the song “From the Beach” by Asura, but haven’t had the chance to listen to a hell of a lot of new music lately…
Asura – From The Beach
Cerulean has a knack of being able to take your worries for walks around the cabbage fields and peaceful hide-aways. The panned percussion direct an organised snooze where your dreams get as real as your reality gets dreamy. This isn’t all about getting out in space; such an objective would be slightly crude – Cerulean is just like those good moments when you’re lying in large basin of water, body sometimes hot, with no objective other than to daydream and every so often scrub off the dirt.
Baths – Maximalist