RIYL: Baths, Steve Hauschildt, Gaussian Curve
Label: Ghostly International
2010 was a big year for Will Wiesenfeld, debuting the critically-acclaimed Cerulean LP on Anticon Records as Baths. That project has grown and evolved over the years, but he still finds timeÂ to expand on his first musical undertaking, an experimental ambient project called Geotic.Â Early last year, Wiesenfeld came out with his biggest leap yet forÂ Geotic’s discography, 2017’s Abysma,Â a much more structured approach to songwriting than theÂ minimal loops and samples from his previous records.Â These new tracks actually felt like pop songs,Â completed thoughts as opposed to highly-emotional fragments.Â Both styles are gripping in their own right, but Geotic’s upcoming full-length Traversa reveals Wiesenfeld exploring the traditional pop song even deeper.
The first available track GondolierÂ sounds like a lost b-side from The Postal Service, enlisting some staccato synthÂ leads and off-kilter rhythmic effects thatÂ prevent it from feeling like another run-of-the-mill indietronic track that you’d find in your Tycho playlist on Pandora.Â After a decade into the Geotic project, Will continues to keep it fresh and relevant.
Ghostly International has 800 copies of the record on clear green vinyl.Â Check out the first track below and grab some colored wax after the ‘buy’ link.
Standard weight vinyl housed in a rainbow foil jacket
- Clear green vinyl is limited to 750 units worldwide
- Artwork by Jesselisa Moretti
Shipping out on or around October 19, 2018
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive