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Romaplasm

Baths

Romaplasm

Album number four from the LA-based chilled electronic artist Will Wiesenfeld

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Anticon
UK Release date
17/11/2017
US Release date
17/11/2017
  1. 8.5 |   The 405

    Perhaps the most simply alive Baths has yet sounded on record, retaining enough of his emotional heft, while allowing for an entirely new collage of flashy, elated songcraft. This is Baths triumphant
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    It’s all reassuringly consistent and distinctively Baths, managing to be both personal and kinetic as well as fantastical and otherworldly
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Even in untainted fantasy, the dissonance of reality feels close behind. Wiesenfeld’s attractive solution is to run, and with songs like this, you want to go with him
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  4. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Of all his releases, it’s the one most rife with pure pleasure
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  5. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Builds on his gift for storytelling
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  6. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A well-balanced album, with more muted tracks providing necessary breaks from the numerous, glitchy offerings that threaten to overload your ears just as they bewitch them with intricately layered electronics
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  7. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Pop star or no, Wiesenfeld, as Baths, taps into those universal feelings that makes pop music so accessible and so, well, popular
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    There are worse places to drown than Baths' ball-pit of an imagination. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Electronic artist Baths changes up his focus on Romaplasm, which is about pleasures and fantasies and the past
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