Published Oct 18, 2018At this point, Will Wiesenfeld's name is synonymous with both Baths, his initial electronic project that over the years has garnered critical acclaim, and Geotic, his second moniker that emerged not long after as a more passive listening experience.
As Geotic, Traversa is Wiesenfeld's second full-length release with Ghostly International, and the first time he's moved his vocals to this project, usually reserving them for Baths. As the title suggests, Traversa's central theme hinges on the idea of travel and letting music carry us to different places.
As such, the album is an offering of loose yet plush stories that trigger memory and mood, and swim with the lithe astral synth and keys that Geotic always plays with. What's gripping about this album are the almost orchestral, synthetic builds that edge their way across the tracks and add a degree of unexpected warmth and energy, and although there are melancholic musings and moments, like on the ethereal "Aerostat," with its plaintive keys and murmured words of "I love you more, than you'll ever know," Traversa is expressive, inventive, and surprisingly energetic. (Ghostly International)