Self​-​help Pt​.​1

by Bałtyk

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Self-help is a form of self-imposed recovery. In case of the sole person running Bałtyk this resumption was both mental and physical. Work on the album was started roughly around the time the artist started to frequent their psychoanalytic therapist and maximizing time spent in solitude. The songs were written and recorded in many contrasting spaces – from a 75 square foot Christian dorm room to a sprawling snow covered meadow near the artist’s childhood home. Lyrically they delve into mental health, sexuality, substance abuse, youth and fragility of life as a whole. The songwriter at times is painfully direct - they expose themselves at their most fragile, while at times shielding behind layered metaphors only they can understand. Genre-wise this work is hard to describe - meandering between outsider folk and bedroom pop – at times obscure and dissonant while sometimes being crystal clear and direct. Sonically it employs peculiar techniques from using field recordings, clips of travelogues and mostly analog equipment. The artist pulls heavy inspiration from artists such as Phil Elverum, Chris Weisman, David Wojnarowicz, Connie Converse, Michael Hurley and Jandek. Self-help might be a direct descendant of the twenty-first-century – a time of both oversharing and consciousness.

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released March 7, 2019

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Bałtyk Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw-based singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist.

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