Giant Swan Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Mannequin Records (Alessandro Adriani, Doris Norton) have an offshoot called Death Of The Machines which they use to debut experimental club fare. They’ve struck gold with High Waisted, a four-track EP by Bristolian group Giant Swan. The duo have previously released on labels including FuckPunk and Timedance, and the tunes here operate in the space between the sounds of those imprints. That is to say, think Total Leatherette going b2b with Blawan.
Giant Swan are the gosh darn dopeness. Anyone who’s caught an earful of the Bristol duo’s recent drops on Timedance, FuckPunk or Mannequin can attest to the visceral majesty of their anarcho-techno sound. It was probably only a matter of time before they ended up on the fine Whities (Lanark Artefax, Minor Science), but it’s still a good thing that they’ve done so. The three tunes on Whities 016 are dance music for the end of the world.
Young Echo associates Giant Swan have always walked the line between chunky experimental dance workouts and harsh abstract fuzz, and this new 12” marries the two deliciously. Celebrate The Last 30 Years Of Human Ego is a good time blast, whereas IFTLOYL has a darker throb to it. Delicious stuff on Timedance.