Various Artists - Swim Team #1

Swim Team #1

Various Artists

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 17 tracks £8.99
Download Album (MP3) 17 tracks £7.99
Download Album (FLAC) 17 tracks £7.99

Description

Various Artists - Swim Team #1

Release date 20 January 2000


Swim, the label established by Colin Newman (of the currently reformed Wire) and Malka Spigel
back in 1993, releases this low-price sampler CD of recent and forthcoming delights in May 2000.
A chance to dip into Swim's warm and fertile waters, Swim Team #1 melts the boundaries of
atmospheric, mood-shifting electronica and guitar-based rock. A diving board to launch label
debutantes Symptoms, S. Gears and child prodigy Bumpy (he's 11!) - all of whom have debut LPs
slated for release soon - the compilation contains highlights from the recent past and splashy new
tunes from respected outfits like Ronnie & Clyde and Silo.

Both Colin and Malka contribute previously unreleased songs individually and together under the
guise of Immersion, while the ultra-rare Newman/ Corrado Izzo track 'The Narrativ' makes its way
back from 500 copies only and-sold-out-in-a-day obscurity on the German i220 label.

Come on in, the water's fine!

Reviews

Swim Team #1 is an extraordinary compilation that manages to be both challenging and highly
listenable at the same time..The only downside, really, is that if you get this you'll probably end up
having to buy at least half a dozen of the albums from which the tracks were taken. RECORD OF
THE WEEK Mark Edwards SUNDAY TIMES


Bargain Louis Pattison NME

The sounds of swim team #1 are prime examples of what you can do with a little bit of equipment
and a lot of great ideas. You watch, in about 5 years Madonna'll be trying to make an album like
this one. Paul Doyle FIESTA

A consistently invaluable compilation from one of the best nu-avant-rock labels anywhere Neil
Davenport JOCKEY SLUT


The Team #1 mood is a post-techno, ambient rock coctail...Newman's unjustly neglected genius
for combining gorgeous melodies with experimental barbs is well to the fore. Chris Darke MUTE

All hail the true experimental artists...the ultrafunk of Ronnie & Clyde, the dark dub of Immersion
and the analogue echo drop of Lobe sound like nothing you've heard before - without sounding
anal into the bargain! Check this out. Skip Tracer FLIPSIDE

Swim prove that whether it's gloomy post rock or chunky high plains dub, you'll never be short
changed in the surprise stakes. Calvin Bush MUZIK

Tracklisting

CD Album (WM30)
  1. Malka Spigel - Tall Grey Buildings
  2. Silo - Templates
  3. dol-lop - Phase
  4. Ronnie & Clyde - Mikki Maus
  5. Lobe - red spaces
  6. Symptoms - Burn
  7. Newman / Izzo - The Narrativ
  8. S Gears - 1st Person (first version)
  9. Bumpy - Pizza
  10. Malka Spigel - The Fishes and The Shining Sea
  11. Colin Newman - Blank Canvas
  12. Legion of Green Men - Constellation
  13. Immersion - Walkabout Mix (by Mick Harris)
  14. Immersion - Dahab (Edit)
  15. Symptoms - Versus (fade)
  16. Spigel * Newman * Colin * Malka - Strumgliding (Edit)
  17. Silo - Bulk (Work In Progress)
Download Album (WM30)
  1. Malka Spigel - Tall Grey Buildings
  2. Silo - Templates
  3. dol-lop - Phase
  4. Ronnie & Clyde - Mikki Maus
  5. Lobe - red spaces
  6. Symptoms - Burn
  7. Newman / Izzo - The Narrativ
  8. S Gears - 1st Person (first version)
  9. Bumpy - Pizza
  10. Malka Spigel - The Fishes and The Shining Sea
  11. Colin Newman - Blank Canvas
  12. Legion of Green Men - Constellation
  13. Immersion - Walkabout Mix (by Mick Harris)
  14. Immersion - Dahab (Edit)
  15. Symptoms - Versus (fade)
  16. Spigel * Newman * Colin * Malka - Strumgliding (Edit)
  17. Silo - Bulk (Work In Progress)