Chatsworth beat artist Baths has a known predilection for escapism, and one of his favorite outs is the work of acclaimed anime artist Hayao Miyazaki.
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To wit, at his stunning show at the Downtown Independent on Sunday night, one of his equipment bags was a remake of the fuzzy titular character from Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro, and his laptop sported a Kodama -- one of the tiny tree spirits from Princess Mononoke.
In the just-released video for "Lovely Bloodflow," a standout from his excellent debut LP Cerulean, Baths once again channels that last film. Though the Young Replicant-directed clip is live action, its themes instantly bring to mind the spooky sylvan vibe of Mononoke.