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Romaplasm is the third studio album by American electronic musician Baths. It was released by Anticon on November 17, 2017.[2]

Romaplasm
Baths – Romaplasm.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)
Genre
Length47:16
LabelAnticon
ProducerBaths
Baths chronology
Obsidian
(2013)
Romaplasm
(2017)

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork7.9/10[4]
PopMatters          [5]
The Skinny     [6]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73 based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Christopher Laird of PopMatters gave the album 6 stars out of 10, calling it "[Baths'] most personal and reflective album to date."[5] Sasha Geffen of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.9 out of 10, saying, "Without abandoning the conundrums that made Obsidian so emotionally indelible, he's embellished the worlds of his songs with color from the dreams in which he's immersed himself over the years."[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Yeoman"4:28
2."Extrasolar"4:37
3."Abscond"4:35
4."Human Bog"4:23
5."Adam Copies"4:02
6."Lev"2:13
7."I Form"4:16
8."Out"3:56
9."Superstructure"4:03
10."Wilt"3:41
11."Coitus"3:32
12."Broadback"3:36

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic website.[7]

Musicians

  • Will Wiesesfield – performer, composer
  • Emily Call – violin
  • Alfred Dalrington – bass clarinet
  • Madeline Falcone – violin
  • Isaura String Quartet – strings
  • Betsy Rettig – cello
  • Melinda Rice – viola
  • Derek Stein – cello
  • John Wiesenfeld – guitar
  • Adam Wolf – french horn

Technical personnel

  • Daddy Kev – mastering
  • Morgan Greenwood – additional production
  • Mario Luna – engineering

Artwork

  • Will Wiesesfield – cover photography
  • Mario Luna – cover photography
  • Cory Schmitz – design, layout, text

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hannah, Sean (November 17, 2017). "Baths - Romaplasm". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Slingerland, Calum (September 21, 2017). "Baths Returns with 'Romaplasm' LP, Shares New Song". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Romaplasm by Baths". Metacritic. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Geffen, Sasha (November 20, 2017). "Baths: Romaplasm". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Laird, Christopher (November 20, 2017). "Baths: Romaplasm". PopMatters. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  6. ^ Sully, George (November 14, 2017). "Baths – Romaplasm". The Skinny. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Romaplasm - Baths". AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2019.