Pop Music / False B-Sides II

Baths - Pop Music / False B-Sides II
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 43 ratings
2020 Ratings: #238
May 29, 2020 / Release Date
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Basement's Basement / Label
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A particularly inspired work of creative recycling, and well worth hearing for anyone who's fallen under Baths' spell.


Will Wiesenfeld’s second collection of odds and ends revamps old sketches with new lyrics, revealing a deepening interest in pop songcraft.

Bath's new album considered as some B-sides doesn't seems quite like it. There are some things to crave. Will Wiesenfeld records always come charged of personality and a fusion of complexity and simplicity that's very engaging. His 3 Albums (not considered as B-Sides) are very engaging, fun, personal and very very reflective. Baths is not for everyone though, I've heard a lot of people say that his voice is annoying, the production is too weird, the beats are off, anyways. That's the way they ... read more
I really needed this. PM/FBS2 is Baths' most ethereal project yet. Listening to it made me feel happier than any album this year. I am super fan, so you could expect that.

This album sees Will exploring a handful of sounds that you can compare to past projects of his, but there are some sounds that feel completely new. There's some welcome bits of guitar on these tracks and even a little banjo. A couple songs feel like blatant Postal Service worship, but we definitely need more Postal Service ... read more
This album was much more than I expected. This is more than a B-sides record. This is a cohesive album that continues to deliver song after song.

Favroites: Sex, Agora, Mikaela Corridor, Tropic Laurel, Wistful (Fata Morgana), Immerse, Stomach Tile, Be That

Least favorite song: Fortuna
Vastly superiour to Romaplasm. Absolutely loved this project from start to finish <3
Уилл Визенфельд — один из самых перспективных «новых электронщиков 10-х», показавших нам тогда, что это главный жанр будущего. Это сиквел его сборника би-сайдов 2011 года, по случаю тоже переизданного, так что советую слушать их вместе.

Этим двойным релизом он ... read more
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Track List

  1. Immerse
  2. Tropic Laurel
  3. Mikaela Corridor
  4. Agora
  5. Sex
  6. Stomach Tile
  7. Fortuna
  8. Wistful (Fata Morgana)
  9. Veranda Shove
  10. Lung Tile
  11. Be That
  12. The Stones
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Added on: April 8, 2020