Los Angeles native Will Wiesenfeld is perhaps best known for his Anticon-signed indie electronic project Baths, but he’s been more prolific under his ambient moniker, Geotic. While Baths is inspired by underground hip-hop and indie pop, and is self-described as “active listening,” Geotic is Wiesenfeld’s “passive listening” venture. Incorporating field recordings, pianos, guitars, light distortion, and occasional vocals and beats, Geotic’s recordings are warm, relaxed, and reflective. After first releasing material as [Post-foetus] in 2007, Wiesenfeld debuted Geotic with a series of self-released albums and EPs in 2008. These ranged from the field recording Gentle Breeze to the fuzzy downtempo of Winter Loops. Several additional Geotic releases appeared, and in 2011 the project toured with Dntel and the One AM Radio; the three artists released the remix EP The Soft Alarm Tour.
Issei Herr uses the vast sound-world of the cello to expose openness, vulnerability, and a sense of wonder in her intricately looped and layered compositions. Weaving between an expansive array of stylistic genres and time periods, from notated music to improvised, acoustic to electronic, Issei champions a commitment to freedom of expression and a search for truth and beauty in her recorded and performance work. Trained as a cellist at Juilliard, Issei’s past partnerships and projects include performances with Rachika Nayar at The Shed, Knockdown Center, SXSW, and Elsewhere; the premiere of a solo cello work by Nico Muhly; and various solo appearances throughout the United States, Mexico, and Asia.