Swim Mountain – Anyone [EP]

It’s a blend of wah-wah guitars, a varied spectrum of 80s sounding keyboard solos and stripped back drum sample sounds on London artist / producer Swim Mountain’s ‘Anyone’ EP. His debut release on Tourist’s Monday Records.

Laid back opening track ‘All I Care About’ is a hazy dream of emotional vocal exchanges over a plucky bass and the most organic sounding drums on the EP. There’s also a fantastic Stevie Wonder sounding keys chord that ends the track. Nice touch!

There’s a theme of distinctive keys sounds through the EP, the 80s prom scene sound that appears in the breakdown to the bittersweet tale of realisation ‘Anyone’ being a fine example.

That retro feel is is kept up on ‘Same Mistake’ with it’s unfussy drum machine beat and shimmering chords that seem to wobble slightly out of key as they find their place. But it’s more like the motor in your tape deck is speeding up in time with the music every time a chord changes, rather than poor playing.

The panning of the guitar parts and ever distinctive keys stabs in ‘Wait For Me’ has your attention darting around with excitement, again over an uncluttered beat that knows when to add emphasis to lift the song at key points.

The Swim Mountain ‘Anyone’ EP is released on Monday Records next Friday, 29 May 2017.
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