Since we added glitch hop to the genre categories on the site, I thought it’d be appropriate to help the genre catch up a bit in terms of content. While certainly released deep back in summer 2010, anyone looking for fresh, inspired talent in the genre should look no further than the work of 21 year-old Will Weisenfeld, aka Baths. Known to the glitch-hop community as the protégé of Daedelus, the Los Angeles-based beatmaker is a veritable artistic force whose EP Cerulean (album artwork above) has garnered critical praise even from the finicky folks over at Pitchfork Magazine.
Cerulean is jam-packed with some stringy instrumentals, broken vocals and off-beat drums that somehow coalesce into a wondrous musical machine. The meticulous attention to detail that went into constructing each complex phrase and melody is readily apparent even to listeners new to the genre. Start off with Maximalist, an uplifting, melodious piece that celebrates the courage it takes to “get out there and radiate your essence” as an artist. Well, you certainly have it, Mr. Weisenberg. Heart is a track that’ll catch your eye at first, then your ears with its stirring jams and stuttering serenades–remixed by Daedalus for maximum chillness.
Ever since he shared the decks one fateful night with the likes of Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, the artist known as Baths has become the one of the brightest new voices of the LA beats scene. Expect more serious glitched out goodness from the youngster, who just signed with long-standing indie beat label Anticon Records.