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- Posted on Jan 25th 2010 2:45PM by Drew Berner
When we last heard from Snaith, the moonlighting mathematician was accepting the 2008 Polaris Music Prize for his critically adored 'Andorrra.' The complex, arresting album surprised many by beating out Holy F---, Plants and Animals and Shad.
Now the electronic producer extraordinaire is set to release 'Swim' on April 20 on Merge Records in North America and City Slang in Europe. Recorded at Bryn Derwen Studios in Wales and at Junior Boys Jeremy Greenspan's Pistachio studio in Hamilton, Ont, 'Swim' features guest vocals by Born Ruffians's Luke LaLonde.
But since April is still so far away, Snaith is offering up a free download of the album's lead track 'Odessa' in exchange for your e-mail address.
Snaith has always taken a unique approach to music, building organic-sounding songs out of largely electronic instruments, but this newest album promises a further-expanded sonic palette.
"I got excited by the idea of making dance music that's liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan...dance music that sounds like it's made out of water rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does," Snaith said in a press release. After listening to his loose, off-kilter first offering it's easy to see how his ideas translated into sounds.
The tracklist for 'Swim'
4. Found Out
6. Leave House