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.
After 2011, Wiesenfeld put Geotic on hold and concentrated on Baths, producing the full-length Obsidian and follow-up EP Ocean Death. Geotic returned in 2014, initiating Eon Isle, a series of albums exploring a single instrument. Morning Shore was dedicated solely to guitar, while Sunset Mountain was entirely vocal-based. A piano-based work, Evening Sky, was scheduled for 2015, but never materialized. Instead, a two-track ambient drone album called Neptune was released. In 2017, Geotic joined the Ghostly International roster with the lush ambient techno full-length Abysma, followed the next year by the bright Traversa. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi