Baths “Hall (The One AM remix featuring The Los Feliz Ladies Choir)”

By One Track Mind on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010  |  3,895 views

Electro-pop, Experimental Pop

Baths “Hall (The One AM remix featuring The Los Feliz Ladies Choir)” Baths “Hall (The One AM remix featuring The Los Feliz Ladies Choir)”

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We’ve all done it: you’re in the shower, just finished with scrubbing yourself clean, and right before you turn the water flow off you swing the temperature all the way to the cold side. When the water hits, icy and penetrating, it’s a refreshing burst, a thrilling change.

That’s how this track from twenty-one year old Californian Will Wiesenfeld makes me feel–both stimulated and soothed. Under the Baths banner, Wiesenfeld makes bewildering beats and skewed, perplexing pop on his debut, Cerulean (released in June by anticon.). Truth be told, it isn’t his debut per se–he has a shocking four records to his credit under the moniker of [Post-Foetus]–but it is a new identity for the multi-instrumentalist.

However, what really makes this song shine is the remarkable remix work executed by (previously featured act) The One AM Radio. I’m not sure whether The Los Feliz Ladies Choir is a real thing or whether it’s just a bunch of The One AM Radio’s gal pals, but the truth is I don’t care. Their vocal performance on the reworking is both layered and ethereal, lending a sun-streaked glow to the proceedings. Musically, the opening moments are reminiscent of Ulrich Schnauss’ more driving post-shoegazer soundscapes, but that feeling soon gives way to a steady progression of other textures, samples, and melodies.

As with a great film that reveals further nuances with each subsequent viewing, the “Hall” remix continues to surrender small treasures after extensive repeat listens. From its warped opening sample of a tick-tocking clock to the closing collective note sung by the Choir, these two acts have conspired to create a piece of music so bewitching that your Repeat button may just press itself.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (42 votes, average: 8.81 out of 10)

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  1. Nina Says:

    I might be the only one who hears a similarity to this, but nevertheless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMoqhJQnB98

    (it’s out of a Russian movie, here is the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eeawig2PL2g&feature=related)