Swim ~

Swim ~

Swim ~ is a record label started in 1993 by Colin Newman of Wire and his life & working partner Malka Spigel of Minimal Compact.

Overview

The first releases on the label were of their own projects conceived in swim studio - these included Oracle with ex Minimal Compact singer Samy Birnbach and immersion as well as their own solo albums. Early releases set a standard of a mix of styles which the label has always encompassed. Releases through the nineties included g-man (minimal techno from LFO's Gez Varley), electro, synth pop-ambience from Lobe (latterly much favoured by the Pet Shop Boys having remixed their 2006 single "Fundamental" and been featured on their Back to Mine compilation) and muscular post-post rock from Silo. Their most notable releases in this decade have been by Githead a project which features the Newmans and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) alongside Minimal Compact drummer Max Franken.

The label is closely associated with [http://www.posteverything.com PostEverything Mail Order]

swim ~ artists

*ABC--- Akatombo // Aurelie // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1279 Beatkitten] // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1108 Bumpy] // Colin Newman // Cusp
*DEF--- [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1456 Dictaphone] // dol-lop // Frederik Ammitzbøll
*GHI--- G-man // Githead // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1454 Host] // Immersion // Incarnate
*JKL--- Legion Of Green Men // Lobe
*MNO--- Malka Spigel // Oracle
*PQR--- [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=77 Pablo's Eye] // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=78 Plastic Venus ] // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=79 Resolution] // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=2880 Rhodes] // Ronnie & Clyde
*STU--- [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1106 S Gears] // Silo // Spigel * Newman * Colin * Malka // Symptoms // [http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=1453 Toucaen] // Trawl

ee also

* List of record labels
* List of electronic music record labels

External links

* [http://www.swimhq.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.posteverything.com/labels/label.php?id=1 swim ~ page on posteverything]
*
* [http://www.altx.com/int2/colin.newman.html historic (1995) interview about establishment of swim ~]
* [http://www.wireviews.com/articles/i_colin_newman_sez_02.html Interview about swim ~ dating from 2002]
* [http://www.last.fm/label/swim%20%7E/ swim ~ page on last.fm]


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