Obsidian is the second studio album by American electronic musician Baths, released on May 28, 2013 by Anticon. The album was preceded by the single "Miasma Sky" released on March 6, 2013. Obsidian received generally positive acclaim from critics and gained a title of "best new music" by Pitchfork. It also peaked at number fifteen and sixteen on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums and Heatseekers Albums respectively.
The final album on 50Weapons will be Obsidian, the second full-length from label stalwart Benjamin Damage. Obsidian is a collection of fragmented memories from all the music I’ve ever liked, distorted and restructured into a full-length techno record, says Damage. It’s a purely personal project and an end of an era with 50 Weapons. Damage was the first artist to release on 50Weapons, aside from bosses Modeselektor, dropping a split 10″ with Humanleft in 2010. Yesterday the label announced that it would wind up operations this year after 50 releases. Check out Obsidian album track ‘Cosmonaut’ over at RA. Tags: 50Weapons Benjamin Damage.
Will Wiesenfeld's first album as Baths, Cerulean, was lovely if sometimes a bit vague, relying more on his way with dreamy sounds than songwriting. However, both are in full force on Obsidian, a set of songs that are much darker but also much catchier than his debut. They're also a lot more personal, to the point of being uncomfortably - yet fascinatingly - direct: Wiesenfeld's lyrics are riddled with disturbing questions and confessions that he tosses off almost casually.