Same, The - Sync Or Swim
A1Set Zero
A2Hot & Cold
A3Larruping Shuftly
A4Auntie Meat
A5My First Ride In A Metro
A6Sampled & Held
A7Sync Or Swim
B1E Scapes

Same, The
Sync Or Swim

Freedom To Spend | Item No: 835408
Vinyl LP | 2021 / EU – Original | New
20,99 €
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Before There Was Rimarimba, Suffolk-Born, Felixstowe-Based Musician And Home Recording Enthusiast Robert Cox Assembled A Cast Of Friends, Some Musicians And Some Not So Much, For An Experiment In Group Exploration And Ecstatic Expression Under The Name The Same. Sonically And Gravitationally Defined By Cox's Collaboration With Guitarist Andy Thomas (A Partnership Which Formed In 1976 To Record As General Motors), Sync Or Swim, The Same's One And Only Album, Also Featured Keyboards By Florence Atkinson And Paul Ridout, And Vocals By Robert's Sister Rebecca. Originally Released In Small Cassette And Vinyl Quantities On Unlikely Records, Cox's Imprint And A Meeting Point For Many Other Musicians Found At The Fringe, The Back Cover Of The Original Album Jacket Is As Much A Map Of The Personnel, Place, And Process Fundamental To Sync Or Swim As It Is A Table Of Contents For Diy Music-Making At The Beginning Of The 80s: "Recorded In Peaceful Wiltshire Between September 18th And October 6th 1981 (Using A Miscellany Of Home Made Devices) Onto A Teac A-3300sx Via A Teac A-3440. No Noise Reduction Systems Were Used." Cox's Own Definition Of British Psychedelia Is "Folk Music Meeting Technology And Going Bonkers." It's By This Definition That Sync Or Swim Takes Unexpected Forms, From Tape-Speed Tomfoolery, Concrète Sound Collage And Analog Delayed Marimbas, To The Colorful Spectrum Of Interwoven Guitar Play Between Cox And Thomas Reminiscent Of Ghanaian Highlife But More Accurately Indebted To Jerry Garcia. On The Album's Culminating Final Track, "E Scapes," All Of These Elements Are Brought Together In Twenty-Minute Journey Through Layers Of Chiming Guitar Loops And Spritely Solos, Keyed Percussion, And Tape Experiments, All Played As Though The Sun Were Rising Over The Standing Stones Of Salisbury Plain. Cox Would Later Go To Similarly Greath Lengths With Certain Solo Sound Endeavors, But The Confluence Of Musicians On "E Scapes" Pushes The Piece To Exceptional, Unforgettable Heights. Transferred And R...
Item Details
Item No:835408
Artist:Same, The
Titel:Sync Or Swim
Label:Freedom To Spend
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2021
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Indierock / Alternative
Available since:13.07.2021
Price:20,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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