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Friday, December 9, 2011

Stereochemic Baths: 18 Songs Illuminated

Posted by on Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Notes from Stereochemistry - Lorem Facies Suffocant
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  • Notes from Stereochemistry - Lorem Facies Suffocant

Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld (who plays tonight at the Neptune) spoke of and reeled off multiple references to music that he listens to and that inspires him in Sound Check this week. His, is a musical mind. And the circuitry of his songs draws clement cities in a womb. Slow motion, far off, and sepia. Sounds that will possibly accompany our brain’s final fired thoughts in death’s shutting down. Arthur Rimbaud was woven into questioning by a Weaver, to see how Wiesenfeld disinfects himself from the conventions of electronic music. It got him talking about things he wishes he would hear in songs, and vice versa. Rimbaud and Baths fit. Cogs on their image wheels spin each other well. Friezes frozen by the other:

The lighting comes round to the crown post again. From the two extremities of the room— decorations negligible— harmonic elevations join. The wall opposite the watcher is a psychological succession of atmospheric sections of friezes, bands, and geological accidents. Intense quick dream of sentimental groups with people of all possible characters amidst all possible appearances - Arthur Rimbaud, “Vigils II” Illuminations 1872

From Wiesenfeld’s references, here is a playlist/mix for pre-Baths listening:

1. Azeda Booth - "Squall"

2. Azeda Booth - "In Red"

3. Lali Puna - "Faking the Books"

4. Sigur Rós – “Andvari”

5. Baths – “Animals”

6. Prefuse 73 – “Perverted Undertone”

7. Geotic – “Beaming Husband”

8. Geotic – “Illusory Body”

9. Björk – “Unravel”

10. Björk – “Pluto”

11. Aphex Twin – “Nannou”

12. Aphex Twin – “On”

13. Kate Bush – “Suspended in Gaffa”

14. Cocteau Twins – “Lorelei”

15. Cocteau Twins – “Laughlines”

16. Toro Y Moi – “Eden”

17. Washed Out – “Amor Fati”

18. Prefuse 73 – “One Word Extinguisher”


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The Cocteau Twins song there "Laughlines" is a jam and a half. I had not heard that before. I will now be owning that.
Posted by Official New Cocteau Fan on December 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Trent Moorman 2
1-- I am in full agreement with you. I'd listened to them before and knew their hits a bit. But not that song. You are correct, I believe in saying that is a jam, indeed. Maybe even THE jam. At least the jam for the day.
Posted by Trent Moorman on December 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM · Report this
care bear 3
I think you got those initials wrong?
Posted by care bear on December 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Trent Moorman 4
Posted by Trent Moorman on December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Masi 5
Love the stereochemistry notes. Does that say "vanilla kefir"? And Screwtape Letters does go well with chemistry.

Great mix, to Mr. Moorman.
Posted by Masi on December 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM · Report this

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