Various Artists

Swim Team #2

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Colin Newman and Malka Spigel issue the third low-price showcase of sonica from their well-respected exponent of electronic fusion. As with previous volumes, this single CD bolsters back-catalog highlights with a brace of exclusive new material befitting the label's reputation; the 19 tracks on offer occupy an indistinct space between rock and illbience -- a place where menacing robotics are free to clumsily stage-dive into a mosh pit of post-rock, while grinding guitars throw shapes to dirty house beats and deviously tempoed jungle. Tracks from Toucaen and Dictaphone pre-empt albums from the pair, while exclusives from Lobe, Beatkitten, and seasoned swimmers Silo, Symptoms, and Immersion seal an already hearty recommendation.

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