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Baths, No Joy, Sasami Ashworth

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  Photo by Mario Luna.

Photo by Mario Luna.

Will Wiesenfeld, better known as Baths, is an electronic artist who works with a slew of unconventional sounds. His songs, leaning toward ambient territory, are often layered with smooth chords, bright synths, and anything from pencils clicking, cassette tapes being rewound, and a variety of strange vocal samples. Baths' latest album, last year's Romaplasm, moves the project's sound into something eerily close to electro-pop, which isn't necessarily bad. Tracks like "Yeoman" and "Extrasolar" feature a wealth of vocals in comparison to Wiesenfeld's past albums (including his solid 2010 debut Cerulean), and among the blips and scratchy chords, bright notes and harmonies come through. Opening the show at Montreal dream-pop experimenters No Joy and Sasami Ashworth, a film-score composer, electronic artist, and former member of Cherry Glazerr with a solo album coming out later this year. —John McCracken