SW's lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements nestles snugly alongside the classic 90’s Apollo releases of Biosphere and Robert Leiner in all their balmy glory.
Originally issued on vinyl only via SW’s own SUED imprint, this Apollo re-release represents something of a coup in that it’s the first of the label’s music to ever be presented digitally.
As a label, SUED has formed a reputation for releasing some of the most vital and sought after contemporary dance-floor vinyl, from both SW and SVN, as well as collaborations and comradeship with other analogue obsessed auteurs such as Dynamo Dreesen (who teams up with SVN as Dresvn), DJ Sotofett, DJ Fett Burger, PG Sounds and Club No-No, AKA Snorre Magnar Solberg.
Ensconced in his studio in South West Germany, SW creates in isolation, exploring textures, dreamy melodies and mesmeric grooves within laid back 4/4 structures. ‘The Album’ was the first time anyone had experienced his music over a long player format and allowed SW to delve deeper into his influences.
In addition to the aforementioned sublime electronica 'The Album’ also takes its cues from the iconic house and techno of the mid / late 90s - SW manages to fuse these influences together to create a beguiling, modern take on classic sounds and rhythms that remains thrillingly unique and elusive. Resident Advisor bestowed a rare 4.5 out of 5 on the record, describing it as ‘a lesson in how to put together a dance music album'
Despite his comfort residing in the shadows, SW’s stunning debut album richly deserves the exposure that this broader release on Apollo should rightfully bestow.
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Artist SW. Label Apollo / SUED Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 2x12" Genre Downtempo, Drum & Bass / Jungle, Electronic, House, Techno Release Date 25 Aug 2017 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Untitled Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/A1.+Untitled+A1.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Untitled Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/A2.+Untitled+A2.mp3 Track 3 Position B1 Track 3 Title Untitled Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/B1.+Untitled+B1.mp3 Track 4 Position B2 Track 4 Title Untitled Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/B2.+Untitled+B2.mp3 Track 5 Position B3 Track 5 Title Untitled Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/B3.+Untitled+B3.mp3 Track 6 Position C1 Track 6 Title Untitled Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/C1.+Untitled+C1.mp3 Track 7 Position C2 Track 7 Title Untitled Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/C2.+Untitled+C2.mp3 Track 8 Position C3 Track 8 Title Untitled Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/C3.++Untitled+C3.mp3 Track 9 Position D1 Track 9 Title Untitled Track 9 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/D1.++Untitled+D1.mp3 Track 10 Position D2 Track 10 Title Untitled Track 10 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/D2.+Untitled+D2.mp3 Track 11 Position D3 Track 11 Title Untitled Track 11 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/AMB1706/D3.+Untitled+D3.mp3 Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No