Swarms Release New EP
2012-05-16 by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | 31 Comments
England based electronic group Swarms have released their new EP entitled Low Sun EP on their Bandcamp. Stream or purchase it here, http://swarmsuk.bandcamp.com/album/low-sun-ep
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mastille
May 16th 2012
532 Comments


really liking 3 so far
2 was eh
1 was terrible

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012
2719 Comments


lowish 3/5. liable to drop down lower.

Their style seems to have shot right passed the sweet spot they found on Old Raves End and straight into meh.

mastille
May 16th 2012
532 Comments


I think 3 and 4 are the better ones, but still imperfect

nothing that even comes close to T-1000 here (or Chapel, or Flickr, or...)

is it because they've shifted the focus from the music to the vocalists?

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012
2719 Comments


possibly. Kind of feeling an unwelcome RnB vibe in some places. Lyrics aren't great either.

jdennis31
May 16th 2012
6511 Comments


only song i heard so far was forest, cause it's only one i can find on youtube, but it had a very t-1000 flickr of your eyes feel to it. still reminded me very much of swarms

omnipanzer
May 16th 2012
21646 Comments


^ go to bandcamp...

mastille
May 16th 2012
532 Comments


I humbly and completely disagree

well T-1000 sounds like being on a spaceship, and Forest sounds like witnessing two people singing random angsty what what to a lake

omnipanzer
May 16th 2012
21646 Comments


I have to admit I'm not digging this or I'm highly impressionable.

One of the two.

cjktafft
May 16th 2012
1 Comments


seems to be love or hate.. and i love it

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012
2719 Comments


that's absolutely fine.

*judgejudgejudge*

jdennis31
May 16th 2012
6511 Comments


@omni can't go to bandcamp at work -_- but only have to wait one more hour! and @mastille you're right, but it's just the vibe i get. like i could hear 'forest' and tell you that it's swarms. then again i listen to so little in the genre i could be completely wrong and sound retarded

omnipanzer
May 16th 2012
21646 Comments


"and i love it"

Says the randomized name with one comment... Fade?

Yotimi
May 16th 2012
6551 Comments


really bad

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bloc
May 16th 2012
35010 Comments


All the tracks are quite enjoyable but that one that starts with P is my favourite.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012
50872 Comments


It's also on their soundcloud if you can't use bandcamp
http://soundcloud.com/swarms/sets/low-sun-ep/

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Irving
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012
7318 Comments


IN B4 DEVIANT

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InFiction
May 16th 2012
3705 Comments


It's alright I guess...

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012
7150 Comments


Not as bad as I thought after reading comments, still disappointing after ORE. This style had been done so much better, they should just stick to what they did well.

Romulus
May 16th 2012
8447 Comments


i don't necessarily dislike this but i certainly did not see it coming

twlichty
May 17th 2012
3417 Comments


electronic EPs are almost always somewhat disappointing, take it for what it is. and it's still pretty
damn good

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2012
31493 Comments


electronic EPs are almost always somewhat disappointing,


wut

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Graveyard
May 17th 2012
5807 Comments


*marks kindred off the list*

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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2012
2719 Comments


yeh... what?

twlichty
May 17th 2012
3417 Comments


personally i find full lengths to work much better for most electronic artists

twlichty
May 17th 2012
3417 Comments


i thought Street Halo was pretty disappointing, Kindred worked cause the songs were long as fuck

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2012
31493 Comments


I find, for the most part, EPs are where the artist really shines because they're not stretching themselves so thin. I mean, if you have an artist who predominately releases LPs then yeah sure, but seeing as most don't they end up constructing better releases because all their attention is going in to just say 4 tracks

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2012
6506 Comments


It depends on what the artist in question wants to accomplish really. A full-lenght is obviously usually more fleshed out, but a short and sweet EP can sometimes have a bigger impact.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2012
7150 Comments


There are some really classic full lengths out and when they're good they're more impacting than EPs can ever be but EPs are WAY more consistently great in the EDM world IMO.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2012
31493 Comments


I honestly don't see how anyone who actively listens to electronic music could ever make the clam that it "almost always" is the case

Motiv3
May 17th 2012
8941 Comments


sounds like a disappointing release will still listen.

sifFlammable
May 21st 2012
2741 Comments


"electronic EPs are almost always somewhat disappointing"

have you heard andy stott



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