LA-based producer Baths, a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld, released his debut album, Cerulean, last year on Anticon, and has been touring tirelessly ever since. His setup is simple, and his crew minimal: a laptop, an MPC, and himself. He doesn’t need much to make the magic happen; mountains of synth, heavy hip-hop beats, and fragile falsetto comprise his sound.
On paper, it sounds like what every other “producer” with a decent home-recording system is making. However, rather than merely aiming to impress with flashy tricks, Baths manages to make it sound fresh with palpable sincerity. Contributing photographer Drew Reynolds snapped these shots at a recent stop at Subterranean in Chicago.