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LODUBS11001 - Swarms - Old Raves End

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d-stoxx An incredible album that I keep going back to years later. I can't believe there were still copies of the 3LP version hidden away, so stoked I could get one! Having I Gave You Everything on vinyl will be amazing :)
The Silent Project
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The Silent Project One of the best albums in the ambient dubstep/future garage style. This album is side-by-side with those of the masters as Burial and Phaeleh. The slight touch of shoegaze makes it perfect for the cloudy mornings. Favorite track: Flikr of ur Eyes.
Aled Jones
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Aled Jones Combining post-rock dynamics, futuristic garage beats and haunting melodies, this album resonates soul deep. Favorite track: Flikr of ur Eyes.
Ryan DeGroot
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Ryan DeGroot Blue, airy and ethereal, Swarms anchors elegantly flowing ambience and textures with their punchy, elaborate percussion. The end result is a deeply contemplative and introspective sound. Not to be missed. Favorite track: Sky below Sea.
Jeffrey Newton
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Jeffrey Newton Top 5 albums of all time. Love this style, love the beats.
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  • Thanks to the support of all those who helped with out Kickstarter campaign, we are now releasing the complete O.R.E. as a double vinyl album, with a compact disc included featuring the full album, and a five track mini LP, which will only be available in this package!

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    That's right, we thought we where out of these, but in digging in the back of the store we happened upon a box of the triple vinyl version, which, in addition to being on white vinyl, and hand numbered to only 150 copies, contains a bonus 12" featuring a tune only available in this form with this set!

    As it seems better that these find a home, we have decided to offer up the 3LP version for a greatly discounted price, to help make the auction prices get a little more reasonable (We've seen it sell there quite often for $50). In relation, we are dropping the price of the 2LP version (Which we only have a dozen or so of left as well) to make it all even out.

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Time Lapse 03:12
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It is now 2011. Dubstep has so many shapes, to think of it as a mere two syllable phrase almost begs redefinition. As a clear counterpoint to the more garish elements of the sound, many have emerged who with their own vision have shown all the possibilities inherit within that small phrase. 2009 and 2010 saw Clubroot emerge as a figurehead on this movement, with two full lengths of a grandeur that will forever be part of the conversation on such a topic. 2011 will, as such, be the domain of Swarms, a group which has like none other before demonstrated the textures and emotional impact possible when combining the analog and physical elements of guitar based musics with low frequency driven electronica.

Swarms is a three piece originally from Malvern, UK. Sam and Pete came from a diverse background of post rock, electronica, shoegaze and ambiance, whilst Tom was more into electronic dance music, such as drum and bass and Dubstep. after introducing Sam and Pete to the deeper sides of these sounds the three in question decided to merge their ideas and Swarms is what came about. A few tracks where created just for fun, and Pete sent them to a few radio stations which resulted in Mary Anne Hobbs, always able to sift through the massive piles of ideas and sounds submitted to her and identify the few of true genius, playing "Never Step On Me" on her radio 1 show, and again on the road at Sonar, and on from there. Then came the release of "I Gave You Everything" on FTW Records which added to this initial spark, with 90,000 youtube views in just over a year. Step forward to present, and to Rob Booth's podcast Electronic Explorations, which is seen by many as the absolute Vanguard of quality, forward thinking electronic music of all genres. The February 2011 release of a Swarms EE mix is a runaway success, with downloads in the 40k range.

As a matter of course, the trio decided to move to Bristol where there's a much larger music community than malvern ( a small country town) and then released a second EP on subdepth records, also based in Bristol. It was only after that that Swarms felt they had found their own sound and this is where the concept of the album grew. apart from the previous EP's, Old Raves End is as leant to the character traits of Sam and Pete as it is that of Tom. On first hearing it, many may think with its subtle guitar and work and lush, spectral vocal accompaniment, that it is away from the realm of Dubstep altogether. However, one would need only to focus on the drums to see its true singularity.


released March 28, 2011

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