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Strictly East Coast
Swirlies, DJ Spooky
Strictly East Coast
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Remixers can treat sounds, rather than songs, as raw material, and this disc of remixes of tracks by the Swirlies--a Boston indie-rock band with a fondness for wild guitar tones and a My Bloody Valentine fetish--strips the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Swirlies, DJ Spooky
Title: Strictly East Coast
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Taang Records
Original Release Date: 4/21/1998
Re-Release Date: 5/12/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Techno, Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 722975013228

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Remixers can treat sounds, rather than songs, as raw material, and this disc of remixes of tracks by the Swirlies--a Boston indie-rock band with a fondness for wild guitar tones and a My Bloody Valentine fetish--strips their old recordings down to the sound level, does away with their former structure, and reinvents them as dazzling electronica. DJ Spooky and Soul Slinger both turn up with first-rate tracks; lesser-known names like Bob Brass and Rich Costey contribute mind- and genre-bending mixes; the band interjects a few distorted interludes, found sounds, and synth experiments; and everybody's in a playful, inventive mood. The disc's got the bite of rock and the striking newness of the best abstract dance music. --Douglas Wolk

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CD Reviews

Good mixes of a band that shouldn't be remixed.
08/23/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Who ever would have thought the Swirlies would have a remix album? Better yet, who would have thought a Swilies remix album would still contain the atmospheric unease and spacious noise-clutter we love them for? Well, it's been done and it's worth checking out. The mix of 'San Cristobal de las Casas' was quite a sweet surprise, using all of the lyrics and some inventive arranging. The rest of the album holds up well as a piece and shows that any type of music can be remixed well."
Schizoprhenic bop
Matthew Ness | San Francisco, CA United States | 07/28/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Somewhere out there the Swirlies are laughing. And well they should. This remix album is yet more proof that genre boundaries are inconsequential and and meaningless. Alt-rock? Post-rock? Dance? Experimental? What me worry? It's good stuff, but you can't put in a box and label it anything. Not even "electronica" fits the bill. And perhaps that's what makes it endearing to me. Fans of Tortoise, Neu, DJ Spooky, and musique concrete will enjoy this ear candy."
Techno remixes of My Bloody Valentine-esque space rock.
William Ragan | Seattle, WA USA | 05/15/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This east coast shoegazing group hand over their tweaked tunage to several DJs and the result is a mind blowing fusion of melody, noise and rhythm. Extraneous noises collide with analong synth burbles, strummed guitars and jungle beats. While not always successful, this release a successful fusion of noise-rock and dance music, similar in concept to Third Eye Foundation's "Ghost" but far more chaotic and upbeat."