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Listen: Baths - "Fade White"

06 May 2014, 09:45 | Written by Jim Fletcher

Will Wiesenfeld, under his Baths alias, returns with the quietly playful electronica of “Fade White”. It’s taken from his EP Ocean Death, which is due to act as a companion piece to last year’s Obsidian.

Clocking in at a little over twenty minutes, the new EP from Baths touches on subjects such as death, apathy and loneliness. As such, the lyrics to “Fade White” have a yearning sadness about them; Wiesenfield continually imploring the listener to “come fade away with me’. At odds with that is the music, which trips lightly over melancholy subject matter with shimmering, uplifting electronica in the Four Tet mould. At the core stands a simple piano line and Wiesenfeld’s harmony-soaked but whimsical vocal. He still manages to imply beauty and hope, whatever the lyrics.

Ocean Death is out today, 6 May, on Anticon Records.


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